By: Charles Roop | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 26, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Thanksgiving weekend started off with cloud cover, some rain and, for some, empty stomachs, more money and room on the credit card.
The extended weekend may have ended with five pounds added to the waistline, less money in the bank account and a frantic wonder of how much the minimum balance will be on the credit card. The good news is that the weather will be nice to end the weekend, but what about the new work week? This meteorologist has your belt-loosening, setting-up-that-Christmas-tree, and O-M-G-I-spent-what forecast.
High pressure is expected to be camped out over the Deep South Monday, funneling in that drier and cooler air thanks to the northerly flow. We’ll start off the return to work with morning lows in the upper 30s in the inland areas, with warmer temps along the coastline. The sky will be sunny with the high in the lower 70s.
Things will start to change Tuesday as the high moves eastward, switching the flow from the north to the south. This will begin the pattern of not only warming temperatures but adding more moisture to our area. The highs will remain in the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday, but the morning lows will increase from the 40s Tuesday to the upper 50s by Wednesday. Rain chances, though low, will be added starting Wednesday.
The odds of rain will increase as an upper-level trough is expected to move into the Southeast Wednesday into Thursday. A cold front will also make its way into the eastern U.S. This will not only help pull in moisture but provide just enough lift for the rain potential. Both the American GFS and European models aren’t bullish on rainfall totals as the weather setup may not be that impressive. We could still use some rainfall as a few locations are reporting 8- to 9-inch year-to-date deficits.
Rain chances will remain until Friday as the front passes. The Friday morning low could be in the upper 50s with the high getting into the 70s. Rain chances should drop by Saturday as drier air returns with near-seasonable temperatures.