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Tapering Rain Chances & Clearing Skies

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Wednesday, January 16

12:00pm

Overview
There is a Stationary front stretched SW, from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf Coast near Florida. This weak system is giving way to a ridge of high pressure and moving East. Elsewhere there is a weak system north of the Midwest. Elsewhere, a ridge of high pressure is anchored over much of the nation.
 
Discussion
Light rain has continued to fall across much of Louisiana, temperatures have continued to hover just above the freezing mark. For those that are thinking about snow, keep in mind that there are warmer temps just off the surface. This "melting layer" is just thick enough to prevent Precip. from changing over to snow. We have however seen some sleet throughout the day and will keep a chance for a wintry mix (Sleet/rain/snow/slush). This warm layer will not change this morning and we will continue to see a cold rain.
The front that is stalled over the SE U.S. and has been giving us rain since Saturday, is getting a slow push East. This will provide tapering rain chances, followed by gradually clearing skies as we move into the overnight hours. 
A ridge of high pressure will help keep skies clear with temperatures returning back to normal through the weekend.

For the rest of the day,
Expect continued cloudy skies and tapering rain chances after noon. Skies will begin to gradually clear out this evening. Highs will not go far and are only expected to climb into the lower to mid 50-s with a light to moderate wind out of the North.
Overnight, expect continued clearing with even lower rain chances as this stalled front continues to move East. Lows will fall to near 30 degrees area-wide.

For the rest of the 7day planner
Expect, clearing skies tonight. Tomorrow, skies will continue clearing out and temperatures will be on the rise. The weekend will bring with it, plenty of sunshine with seasonably average temperatures and a break from the rain. The next system to move through will be on Monday.
 
THIS AFTERNOON...Mostly cloudy and chilly with a few sprinkles possible, clearing skies and tapering rain chances. Highs in the 40s. N/NW wind 6-14 mph.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with continued clearing and a continued chance for a wintry mix possible. Lows 25-33. NW wind 2-10mph.

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