Clouds Hanging On, But Staying Mild

Rain Developing This Weekend
Posted at 3:42 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 08:39:55-05

Moisture is returning at all levels of the atmosphere today. Most of it in the form of fog and mist early in the day, then cloudy skies will stick around for the rest of the afternoon. In the lower levels, the flow will be from the southeast, allowing the Gulf moisture to return. In the mid and upper levels, we're seeing more of a southwesterly flow coming in off the Pacific, across Mexico into our region. We saw the beginning of that on Christmas Day with the higher, thinner clouds moving in during the day. A weak low pressure area will develop east of the Rockies and drift toward the middle part of the country by weeks end, sliding a cold front into the area, increasing the chances for showers and thunderstorms.

Expect mostly cloudy skies today with patches of fog and mist early in the day. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s with higher humidity. A few showers are possible and rainfall amounts should remain light. Those clouds will stay overnight. Temperatures will remain mild, in the lower 60s. Friday and Saturday will also be mostly cloudy. A few more showers are possible, especially by Saturday night as the cold front moves into the area. Temperatures both days should be in the lower to middle 70s.

The front is expected to push through overnight Saturday night. Expect a good chance for rain and storms, eventually ending Sunday morning. Sunday will be cooler, with highs in the 60s. Those highs may occur early in the day with falling temperatures in the afternoon. Monday looks sunny, but chilly. Highs will struggle to 60 degrees.