Brief Overrunning Clouds to Give Way to Clearing Skies Overnight

Cool Morning, Big Afternoon Warm-up, on Wednesday

A shallow dome of Canadian high pressure lingers over the Crossroads today, and Gulf moisture overrunning the cooler air allowed for a deck of clouds. That overrunning cloud deck is quickly dissipating, however, leaving clearing skies and light winds overnight that will allow lower 60s by daybreak. A southerly wind returns to the area midweek, warming afternoons into the lower 90s and pumping Gulf moisture back into the region. The warmth and humidity set the stage for a strong cold front arriving midday Friday. That front will mean numerous thunderstorms, a strong north wind and falling temperatures. In fact, Friday night outdoor activities will require a sweater or light jacket, as well as rain gear. Expect rain chances to end Saturday morning but return Monday and Tuesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms.