Showers Leaving, Cold Returning

This has been a rather cold and dry November thus far, but we picked up some rain and warmer temperatures this weekend!  High temperatures broke into the lower 60s in many places across the area both yesterday and today.  Our high temperatures for this time of year would normally be right around 60°. However, prior to this weekend, we experienced many days that did not even make it into the 50s, and it looks as if those colder temperatures are back in the forecast once again.

As shown in the graphic below, the cold front currently situated to our west is going to move through our region early tomorrow morning.  The showers and thunderstorms associated with this cold front and low pressure system are going to be affecting us throughout the night and into tomorrow morning.  Although this front is expected to produce strong winds tonight and tomorrow, no other severe threat is expected.  As the front makes its way out of the area during the day tomorrow it is going to take those showers, storms, and gusty winds with it, but it will also be ushering in some colder temperatures behind it.


Surface forecast map valid for 12Z (6:00 AM CST) courtesy of the NWS Weather Prediction Center

Tonight’s low temperatures will not be far from tomorrow’s highs.  We are expected to reach our high temperature earlier in the day, then temperatures will drop throughout the afternoon after the passage of the cold front.  Although high pressure will begin to build in after the passage of this system and bring us some clearer skies, we may not see temperatures any warmer than the upper 40s for quite a while.


Tonight:  Cloudy skies, a 90% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, lows near 54°, and winds out of the south at around 12-18 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies, a 50% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs near 56° with temperatures dropping throughout the day, and winds out of the southwest at around 15-20 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tomorrow Night:  Partly cloudy skies, lows near 32°, and winds out of the southwest at around 5-10 mph.

Tuesday:  Sunny skies, highs near 46°, and winds out of the west at around 5-8 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear skies, lows near 26°, and light and variable winds.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny skies, highs near 45°, and winds out of the south at around 5-8 mph.


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