By: Charles Roop | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 8, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The weather was pleasant Thursday with seasonable to above-average temperatures in our area, and a sunny sky. But it’s going to be nice beach weather for the weekend, right?
Mother Nature sure knows how to spoil things as the pattern will be changing starting Friday, and lasting through the middle of next week.
The front that passed us on Wednesday will begin to lift back northward starting Friday into Saturday. Meanwhile, the pattern aloft will add to the rain chances by bringing in more moisture and lifting mechanisms. “Pieces” of energy will move in on and off from Saturday through Tuesday. The subtropical jet stream will begin to enter the Southeast starting Sunday, transporting more moisture aloft.
The aforementioned elements will boost rain chances into likely categories starting Saturday.
So far, the long-range models (notably the American GFS and European) are hinting at up to an inch of rain for the next five days with some locally higher amounts. The Weather Prediction Center is calling for around the same with the highest amounts to the west. Based on the setup and moisture availability, one to two inches of rain is possible between Friday and Wednesday. But the rain is a good thing as our area continues to be in drought conditions.
Stay dry, my friends.