Friday, February 1 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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It has been a beautiful start to our February as temperatures have climbed above average. We will continue to see above average temperatures for us through the upcoming week as we make another run towards 70 tomorrow (with some of us getting there), and all of us getting there by Sunday.

A shower or two has tried to fire south of Interstate 20 so far today along the Interstate 59 corridor. These showers will fizzle out this evening, and this is a sign of what we can expect each day moving forward. Stray showers will be around through the weekend, with not everyone seeing rain, with a spike in rain chances on Monday and Tuesday as a weak cold front glaces by the area. We will drop back to stray showers for Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure briefly regains control of our area before our next cold front Friday. This front looks to bring our best rain chances, for now only scattered showers. Models have come into better agreement with this solution, so confidence is higher now in the back half of next week compared to yesterday.

Temperatures will continue to warm through next week with us potentially challenging record highs for the middle of next week. Wednesday's current forecast high is 77; the record is 78 set back in 1999. Thursday's current forecast high is 79; the record is 80 set also in 1999.