Thursday, December 5 Forecast Discussion

With breaks in the sun this morning and afternoon, Key Field has already set a new record today with a temperature of 82 by 1pm, beating the old record of 81 set back in 1998. The warm and humid air we are sitting in is starting to produce some showers north and south of the viewing area as a cold front approaches from the northwest. We will see showers and perhaps some storms develop this afternoon and evening as the front gets closer.

The front will be moving slowly and stay to our north overnight, coupled with the clouds and showers, temperatures will hold near 70 through the overnight. We will warm up a bit Friday morning before the cold front slowly works through, dropping temperatures through the day on Friday.

Rain backs off a bit on Saturday with the best chance to see rain in the morning and then in the evening hours, so most of Saturday will be dry but very cold with highs struggling to climb through the 40s. With plenty of events around the area on Saturday, most of them do look like it should be dry for the activities, but it will be a cold one.

The next big rain chance arrives Sunday into Monday as another area of low pressure develops and moves northward through the area. Temperatures will spike Sunday and Monday a warmer air surges back northward before they drop again heading into Tuesday when colder air filters in.

Rain will overspread the area from south and west to north and east as we work through our Sunday and then exit from west to east as we close out our Monday. Most of Tuesday looks dry as the rain should depart before sunrise Tuesday. High pressure will build in, and after a chilly Tuesday, start rebounding temperatures under sunny skies through the back half of next week.

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