High Rain Chances Through Midweek - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

High Rain Chances Through Midweek

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Tuesday, January 8

1:00pm

Overview
There is a developing Low Pressure System over the Gulf Coast of Texas.  A broad and deep ridge of High Pressure is stretched over much of the Eastern half of the nation and moving away from the Lower Mississippi River Valley. There is also a secondary and weaker Low Pressure over the Great Lakes Region.
 

Discussion
There is a developing low pressure system that is continuing to move toward Central Louisiana. At the surface, a warm front has developed along the coastline and extends to the East. This warm front will slowly move to the North though and will reach the coastline by this evening. Rainfall should continue to increase in coverage and intensity through the day. This is the reason that a Flash Flood Watch has been put in place.
The warm front itself is likely to serve as a focus for heavy rainfall potential late this afternoon and overnight. As this front moves North during the evening hours, there may be a lull in the rainfall coverage early on Wednesday. This is going to be short and will pick up as a cold front moves in from the west.
The greatest risk of flooding rains will occur with this slow moving front on Wednesday.
A slight risk for severe weather will be in the forecast Wednesday night and Thursday morning as a cold front moves through. This slight risk for severe weather includes tornadoes and damaging winds.
The cold front will move west to east and get out of our viewing area midday on Thursday. Drier air will move in, in the wake of this front.
This break from rain will be short as a secondary, reinforcing cold front moves through on Saturday/Sunday and brings even more rainfall to the area.

For the rest of the day,
Expect continued cloudy skies and rising rain chances. This means that the coverage area will continue to expand with higher intensities throughout the afternoon and evening.
Highs will be in the 60-s with a light to moderate wind out of the East.
Overnight more rainfall and gusty winds at time can be expected.


For the rest of the 7day planner
During the next couple of days we will see a lot of rainfall. This system will be cleared out by a cold front on Thursday morning. After that, drier air will push in in the wake of this font. That will stop the rain and let skies clear out a little during the midday and afternoon hours. There will be a short lull in the rain, on Friday.
The weekend will bring with it another front that will not be as strong.  So, a lot of rain is expected during the next 7 days.
 
TODAY...Expect sunny skies becoming partly sunny, late. Highs 53-59. Winds from the E at 2-12mph.

MONDAY NIGHT...Increasing clouds and a chilly night. Lows 39-47. East wind 1-8mph.


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