Friday, December 27 Forecast Discussion

Clouds have continued to overspread the area today as a blanket of high clouds has arrived, which is limiting how warm we will get today and how cold we will get tonight. We will remain rain free through the overnight and into Saturday morning.

As daylight begins Saturday, rain showers will be advancing northward from the Gulf of Mexico. The exact timing of rainfall arriving is still in question of a few hours, but it appears that Highway 84 should see rain by 10am, I-20 by noon, and everyone by 3pm. Rain will be heavy at times, especially in the evening hours on Saturday as the low moves close to us and has upper level support to produce some heavier rainfall amounts. All rain should exit by noon Sunday with rainfall totals between one half and an inch and a half area wide.

Cloud should break for a bit on Sunday afternoon before returning Sunday night into Monday as an upper level low swings by, and that could squeeze out a rain shower or two on Monday and bring cooler air for Monday. We make attempts to rebound on Tuesday and Wednesday before our next system.

Another cold front looks to pass on Thursday, and at this point, looks like it should produce some rain showers, but the amount is still in question at this point. This front will bring cooler weather for us as we head into the first weekend of 2014, but right now, it does look dry.

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