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A cooler trend underway

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Temperatures were well above normal this past weekend, but noticeably cooler today due to two factors: a shift in the winds to the northeast, and low clouds ushered in by those winds. The combination will allow many of us to get close to 80º for highs this afternoon after an unseasonably warm 87º high on Sunday.

Outside of variable cloud cover and shifting winds over the next three days, our weather should change little.  By Thursday, a cold front advancing through the Southeast from the west will bring a threat of showers along the boundary.  Rain amounts will be fairly heavy through the Mississippi Valley, but the front will lose moisture by the time it arrives here, leaving only a chance of mostly light showers for us.

Behind the front we will see another drop in temperatures, this time making it feel much more like fall as lows dip into the lower and mid-50s while highs pull back to the 70s.  Forecast models are still having issues with the front's speed and its ability to clear the area in timely fashion on Friday.  If it does make it through, look for dry and cool weather by next weekend. 

Kurt Schmitz

Kurt joined WRBL's First Alert 3 staff in September 2011 after a 34-year career in television meteorology. More>>

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