Clearing Skies and Cooler Temps. - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Clearing Skies and Cooler Temps.

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Tuesday, December 11


There is a LPS (Low Pressure System) that has moved off the East coast. Associated with this LPS, a cold front is stretched offshore, South and across Florida. A secondary front is developing North of the Midwest that is continuing to develop. Otherwise a ridge of high pressure is anchored over much of the Eastern half of the nation.

A High pressure ridge continues to build into the region, today. This is keeping northerly winds over the area, with few changes expected during the next 24 hours. Otherwise, conditions are expected to continue with high clouds streaming over the area with a SW flow, aloft.
This ridge is centered over portions of NE Texas and SE Oklahoma. This system is still providing light, north winds will assist in moving a cold air mass into the region. High level clouds will move overhead as the jet stream pushes in moisture from the East Pacific, keeping air temps up a little, overnight.
The surface ridge will move slowly to the East and NE during the next couple of days, reaching the mid Atlantic states by Thursday. The center of this will ridge will be closest to Central Louisiana overnight, tonight. Which usually means the coldest temperatures of this episode. However, a piece of energy will move over the area, aloft and that will usher in some moisture aloft and help produce limited cloud cover. The energy will move out tomorrow and provide clearing skies, early.

For the rest of the day,
Expect plenty of sunshine with some light cloud cover in the upper levels. Temperatures will remain cool and only climb into the lower 50-s. Overnight, lows will drop back into the upper 20-s and lower 30-s. Most of our area will be under a freeze warning, tonight. Some of our area will fall under a HARD FREEZE Warning. This is when the temp drops below 27 for at least 3-5 hours.
Remember to check on the 3 P's of cold weather before you go to bed tonight.

For the rest of the 7day planner
This ridge of high pressure will move over the area for the next couple of days. On Friday, expect increasing clouds and rising rain chances and a warming trend,  in advance of an approaching cold front that will pass over the area on Saturday. This system will only not bring temps too far down.

TODAY...Sunny skies and a COLD Start. Highs 49-53. North and NE wind 2-12mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies with Freezing low temperatures once again. Expect FREEZE WARNINGs to be issued throughout our area again tonight. Some areas may even qualify for a HARD FREEZE WARNING (below 27(F) for at least 3-5 hours). NE wind 1-6mph.

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