First Alert Forecast: Cooler days ahead as cold front moves away...

First Alert Forecast: Cooler days ahead as cold front moves away...
Rain will taper Wednesday, giving way to a chilly night across the region. (Source: WLBT)

Our cold front has pushed to the SE of our area and gusty winds are ushering in cooler air out of the north. Even though we high 70° earlier this morning, we will struggle to rebound that high into the afternoon hours as high clouds look to linger in the area. Overnight, temperatures will drop into the mid-upper 40s, making for a cooler start Thursday morning than what we woke up to even this past weekend! This is a trend that will continue through Friday morning, with high temperatures the next couple of days in the low-mid 70s.

We’ll stay dry through the rest of the work week before tropical moisture increases from the south into the weekend... A disturbance in the Gulf has a 50% chance of tropical development over the next 5 days, and even though it will likely move SE of us, it could still provide enough moisture to spark a few showers across the area on Saturday. Due to those southerly winds, temperatures will reach right around 80 degrees Saturday-Monday, up until our next cold front swings through the state. This will bring us our best chance for showers and even some strong thunderstorms in within the 7-day forecast. Stay tuned for timing/strength updates as we get closer to the start of next week!

First Alert Forecast: rain exits; gradual clearing Wednesday

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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