Friday, March 14 Forecast Discussion

Clouds have already begun to increase across the area as high clouds arrive out ahead of our next system. A strong southerly wind has been bringing warm and more humid air into the area, and that coupled with cloud cover, will leave us with a very warm night tonight as most of us will not drop below 50.

Saturday will see clouds thicken and lower through the day as our next system starts to get closer. The thicker clouds will limit how warm we get, but we will still make it to the middle 60s. Rain will start to arrive after sunset on Saturday with all of us in the rain by about midnight to 1am Sunday morning. The rain could be heavy at times through the overnight hours with upwards of one inch of rain possible. There is also the possibility that locations south of Interstate 20 could see a thunderstorm or two.

We will see a break in the rain around midday on Sunday as the cold front exits the area, but rain will wrap around the upper level low and keep rain in the forecast through Monday. The heaviest rain will be done by about 10am Sunday, and as the rain ends, temperatures could spike to the upper 60s to near 70 during Sunday afternoon before cooler arrives for Monday.

Monday will see clouds and lingering showers in the morning before we start to clear out. Cold air will be in place so that highs may not even break the 60 degree mark on Monday. Skies clear and we warm back to the upper 60s Tuesday and then 70s for the rest of next week as we welcome in Spring.

One other cold front looks to come down the pike Wednesday into Thursday. As of now, it is tough to say if it will produce showers or not, or really even drop temperatures significantly, so I will introduce a small rain chance for Thursday, otherwise next week will be dry after the rain exits Monday.

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