Dry pattern continues for much of the week

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By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 27, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A dry setup is in place through the Southeast U.S. Despite a weak cold front pushing through on Sunday, the Big Bend and South Georgia remain rain-free.

Tallahassee received 0.53 inches of rain so far this month. That puts the capital city in at 2.45 inches of rain below average for the year. Valdosta recorded 0.92 inches of rain so far for November. The city is in a deficit of 8.18 inches for the year. Apalachicola received 0.58 inches of rain for the month. Rainfall running 9.14 inches below average by this time of the year.

The overall dry pattern is certainly not helping the drought situation this year. The drought monitor released on November 22 shows western portions of the area under a moderate drought.

High pressure is located just to the north of our area. The high pressure will help influence winds. Winds will come from the north and eventually northeast for Monday and Tuesday. The high pressure and dry air aloft will make it difficult for rain to develop over North Florida and South Georgia.

When could the area finally see some much-needed rain? The next approaching cold-front will move through the region on Friday and Saturday. While it will bring around a 30 percent chance of rain on Friday, rain coverage is not expected to be widespread. Some spots will see rain, others won’t receive any. After that front passes, another bout of cool and dry weather is on the way. The timing of another chance of rain after that is still uncertain. Long-range models are hinting at another front approaching sometime between December 6 and 8, but still a long way out.