Rain chances Friday, then a cooler weekend

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By: Charles Roop | WCTV Pinpoint Weather
March 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — It’s 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481[…] Day! Or, to make it short, pi. While this number may be irrational, the recent weather in the Big Bend and South Georgia has not. But changes in the forecast are coming that may require an umbrella Friday.

Some may have seen recent coverage on the “bomb cyclone” - essentially a mid-latitude low pressure system where the central pressure dropped rapidly during a given time - with it’s wrath of strong winds, snow, and blizzard conditions. That system, though not as strong as it was Wednesday, continues to move eastward through the United States.

The good news is that by time it reaches the viewing area, the intensity of the low and accompanying cold front will not be so stellar. The trough will stay farther north, leaving the cold front with lower forcing. Still, there will be a chance for showers and storms Friday as the front moves through the Southeast. Guidance model runs as of Thursday morning hint at the rainfall arriving through our area with the front sometime Friday afternoon. With the cloud cover and lack of good forcing, severe weather is not anticipated.

The front is expected to clear our area by early Saturday morning, ushering drier and cooler air. There is still a chance for an isolated shower on Saturday. Highs will be close to 80 Friday, but highs may get into the 60s in many locations Saturday. Lows Sunday morning will get into the 40s with those lows sticking around through the middle of next week.