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Morning Storms, Then Sunny

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A line of storms along a cold front will push through the area during the early part of our morning commute. Most areas will see brief rains, heavy at times, accompanied with some gusty winds and lightning. A few storms could be strong, but severe weather this morning seems generally unlikely. Strongest storms will stay over central Louisiana and points north. When the rains come through, they shouldn't last for more than a couple of hours and most areas will receive around a half inch of rainfall. Storms are expected to exit the region before 10am.

 

Then skies will clear, and with more of a westerly breeze, temperatures will stay mild. Expect highs to hang around 70 degrees with sunny skies for the rest of the afternoon. Winds will then push more northwesterly later in the afternoon as some colder air begins to push in. As the skies darken this evening, they should remain clear. Overnight temperatures should drop into the lower 40s which is normal for this time of year.

Calm weather is expected for the remainder of the week. Expect mostly sunny skies and near normal temperatures. Afternoon highs will run near 60 degrees with overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s through Thursday. By Friday another system will wind up dragging another cold front. This one could grab some decent Gulf moisture, and maybe a surface low pressure area riding up the Texas coast. Showers and storms will break out late Friday, with better chances for rain Saturday. By Sunday, the front should push through bringing clearing skies and colder temperatures Sunday and next week. Nothing unusual for January into early February, but we may flirt with the freezing point a few nights next week.

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