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Cooler Today, But Warmer Tomorrow With Rain

Short Term Forecast:  The clouds will be sticking around for much of the day, and that means we will not warm up much this afternoon.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Tonight will still have plenty of clouds over the area, but the temperatures will not fall much as a warm front moves up from the Gulf.  Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. 

Scattered showers and some thunderstorms will move into the region on Tuesday along the warm front and eventually along a cold front on Tuesday Night.  It will be MUCH warmer with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s on Tuesday Night with more scattered showers and thunderstorms.  A few storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.

We will cool down on Wednesday through Friday in the wake of the cold front.  Each day will have partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few spotty showers will be possible each day.  Highs will be in the 50s and lows in the 30s Wednesday Night and 40s Friday Night.

Weekend Outlook:  Another cold front will sweep across the city on Saturday.  It will tap into some Gulf Moisture and that will give us more scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the lower 60s.  More rain is expected on Saturday Night as the cold front passes through.  Lows will be near 50.

The weather will start to improve on Sunday with partly cloudy skies.  Highs will be in the 50s and lows near 40.


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