Breezy-A Few Areas of Sunshine

Posted at 3:56 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 04:56:25-05

As our front pushed through Sunday afternoon and evening, you may have noticed a significant drop in temperature. This morning we’re feeling the fresh breezes and temperatures are bottoming out in the 40s and 50s. There’s still a decent amount of cloud cover over the southern sections, but some clearing is taking place over central Louisiana. Winds will remain brisk with gusts up to 25mph. Expect cooler conditions today, with occasional peeks of sunshine. The lower overcast skies may remain over the far southeastern sections, while I-10 northward will see generally high, thin cloudiness. Not the super sunny day we would like, but considering clouds and rain are forecast for the rest of the week, we’ll take what we can get!

Our front will start lifting northward tonight into Tuesday as another upper trough pulls out of the southwestern U.S. This will start to bring the clouds back over the area overnight. Temperatures are expected to bottom out in the lower 50s. As the front lifts northward over the area, expect temperatures to quickly jump back into the 60s and 70s for highs with occasional light rain. Rain totals Tuesday shouldn’t be more than a 1/4 inch. As the warmer air continues to flow in, and low pressure at the surface rides up the Texas coast, temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday will hold steady in the 70s or maybe even rise a little. Rainfall will be more likely leading into Wednesday morning.

Another front will push through, so temperatures will fall again during the day Wednesday with scattered to steady rainfall. Unfortunately this pattern will remain through the end of the week with clouds and rainfall sticking around. Although we’re expecting significant over the course of the week, the heaviest will stay north of the region. Parts of north Texas through the ArkLaTex and into the mid south and Tennessee Valley are expecting persistent, flooding rains.

By the end of the weekend, it looks like we’ll see a pattern change, and could get a couple of sunny days early next week.