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Rainy and cool

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The forecast is complicated. A closed upper-level low will meander across the Midwest and Southeast before heading either out to sea or up to Canada. That whole process will take days and is complicated enough as it is to forecast. You add in another area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico and you get even more uncertainty than usual.

Let's start off with what we do know: It's going to rain. A few showers are possible today and tomorrow before the main batch arrives Saturday. The uncertain part about the next few days is temperatures. If clouds hang tough, like they did yesterday, we'll see temperatures today and tomorrow in the upper 60s to low 70s. A few peeks of sunshine will cause temperatures to shoot into the mid to upper 70s. Things then get really interesting Saturday. Saturday's batch of rain is associated with a cold front. That cold front will cause temperatures to plummet immediately behind it, causing us to fall from the mid-upper 60s Saturday morning into the low-mid 50s by afternoon. Like I said, complicated.

Sunday and Monday will see the upper-level low move over us, which is enough to spark off a stray shower or two. With the low overhead Monday, temperatures will struggle to see the 70° mark. But that's IF it's overhead. If it's not, then we'll be warmer.

All of this mess eventually moves on next week and will allow us to see sunshine and 80s. That doesn't happen until Tuesday/Wednesday though.

THURSDAY:  Mostly cloudy with a few showers moving in from the east. High: 73

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a few showers lingering. Lows near 60.

FRIDAY:  Mostly cloudy with a few more showers around. High: 71

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Lows near 65

SATURDAY:  Best chance of rain throughout the day as temperatures drop. High: 55

Saturday Night: Chance of rain lingers overnight. Lows near 50

SUNDAY:  Scattered showers possible in the morning. High: 74

Sunday Night: Drying out. Lows near 52

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. High: 70

Monday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 50

TUESDAY:  Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 74

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows near 56.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs near 81.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows near 57.

David Reese

David joined the First Alert Weather Team in October 2010 and can be seen Monday through Friday on News 3 This Morning and News 3 Midday. More>>

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