Weekend Weather Changes...and it Will Grab Your Attention!
I have a 50/50 weekend in the forecast: We start out warm and breezy, throw in a little rain overnight and end up with a sunny, blustery (and much cooler) day on Sunday.
Highs in the upper 70s on Saturday will take a tumble as an overnight cold front moves through with a brief line of showers (around 10pm or so). Highs will only climb into the low 60s Sunday afternoon! Brrrrrrr.
The cold air settles in Sunday night into Monday morning with areas of frost possible in many parts of Mobile and Baldwin Counties, so have that in the back of your mind as we head through the weekend. You may need to bring those sensitive plants inside or under cover for one night/morning.
Holiday Week Weather:
We're tracking a developing weather setup for next week that could bring some soaking showers to the Gulf Coast. A piece of the jet stream dives down into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, forming a slow-moving system near the Gulf Coast Wednesday into Thanksgiving Day Thursday. While it looks like the heaviest rain will stay over open Gulf waters, showers and thunderstorms are possible along the immediate Gulf Coast - from Louisiana to Florida - Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. We should start to see some clearing by Friday in our area. With this system, confidence is LOW regarding the details (exact location and impacts) but it does look like a system will develop in our area that has the potential to impact your holiday travel plans. Keep checking back for updates as we get closer to the holiday!
A large area of clouds and showers persists across the Caribbean from Panama to Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on things down there, but it doesn't look like a tropical system will develop out of it.
Elsewhere, there are no areas of concern for us here along the Gulf Coast.
Check out our HURRICANE CENTER for the latest information.
Chief Meteorologist Chris Dunn
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