Thursday, November 8 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

A cloudy, gray, and drizzly day for us today as our air mass remains locked in place as the stalled front sits just off shore in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. This will stay there as a cold front arrives from our west into Friday morning bringing showers back by sunrise with the bulk of the rain exiting by 2pm. A few leftover showers may be around for playoff games Friday night, but I think most of us will be dry.

We are dry before Saturday before our next system arrives late Sunday into Monday. This will bring showers on Sunday with a soggy Monday that lingers into early Tuesday morning before skies clear. We then dry out for the rest of the week.

Our first cool down comes behind Friday's front where we may flirt with frost Sunday morning across the area as highs remain in the 50s. The second cold blast arrives behind Tuesday's early morning front as temperatures struggle to the upper 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. The highs will be cold enough, but the main story is the lows as we drop into the upper 20s and low 30s Wednesday and Thursday for our first freeze this season. Our average first freeze is November 7, so we are just slightly late to be getting this cold.