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Scattered showers back in the forecast Tuesday

Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 23:48:57-04

The chance of scattered showers will be increasing through Tuesday as deeper moisture and a couple of upper level disturbances move through the region through Tuesday.

An upper level ridge of high pressure that was parked in the Central Gulf of Mexico for the last several days has moved farther southeast thereby increasing atmospheric moisture and allowing the disturbances that were staying to our north slide into and impact the area.

A few scattered showers can be expected through Monday evening with clouds, fog and milder temperatures moving back into the region courtesy of a return of southerly winds.

Rain chances Monday evening will be in the 30% range with activity likely diminishing well before midnight.

Fog will also try to make a return to the area by daybreak Tuesday with best chances of the thicker stuff near the coast.

Tuesday will bring a 60% chance of scattered showers, with a slim chance of a thunderstorm or two especially during the afternoon, and perhaps into the early evening hours.

Highs will reach the upper 70s Tuesday and don't be surprised if you see a few sun intervals in between the clouds and shower activity.

It appears that drier air in the upper parts of the atmosphere will advance from the south across the area Wednesday lowering the rain chances to 20% but we'll likely keep plenty of cloud cover.

Nonetheless, look for a few intervals of afternoon sun Wednesday after another round of morning clouds & fog.

Rain chances should stay low into Thursday with highs pushing into the lower 80s for both Wednesday and Thursday.

A cool front is expected to head toward the area by Friday or Friday night allowing for a better chance of showers and storms followed by cooler temperatures and the risk of lingering "over-running" showers through the weekend, and perhaps then again into Monday as warmer temperatures/warm front returns.

Look for highs this weekend to be closer to the mid-60s while lows briefly at night drop down into the mid-upper 50s for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.

All indications that we will be back into a warm pattern most of next week with minimal rain chances after Monday.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.