Tuesday, December 5 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

The much anticipated cold front has moved through the area, bringing a huge warm surge before it got here as Key Field pushed 80 with temperatures steadily falling with and behind the rain. Rain will taper off this evening with a cold night today and some areas of patchy fog possible as we drop into the upper 30s.

We return only to the middle 40s tomorrow with periods of showers as rain returns with a system crossing our area to the south. Rain showers will redevelop after sunrise and stay with us through the day. Rain and drizzle will linger on Thursday with the major surge of cold air arriving on Friday.

Coupled with a major cold surge will be a developing system in the Gulf of Mexico. As this low develops, it will send moisture northward to develop some showers. At this point, most of the rain will likely be south and east of the area, so I will only highlight rain chances for southern areas for now. However, a shift in track will have to update rainfall locations. At this point, the cold air and the precipitation should not overlay to cause other problems, but that is something I am continuing to watch closely.

We will see sunshine return this weekend with lows in the middle 20s and highs in the 50s. We will see a mini warm up on Monday as we push 60 before it appears we see another cold blast for the middle of next week.