Charles E. Roop giving his own forecasts, weather discussions, photos and adventures for the Starkville, MS area, Florida, and beyond.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Forecast for Friday 05.22.2009

Rain, rain, go away. I'm starting to get a little annoyed with this constant cloud cover over us. I don't mind rain, but if it has to be dreary every minute, it's gets old really quickly. However, the wish of more sun might arrive soon.

The deepening low is still over the eastern Gulf of Mexico but is advancing slowly west with the upper low near the same vicinity. Things do look promising.

The lower-level low is expected to keep moving west while both the NAM and GFS have the upper low disappear tomorrow. The high to our north is expected to weaken and move east, which should decrease the pressure gradient and, in turn, lessen the wind speed. This doesn't mean that it will not rain anymore. We are expected to be on the east side of this low, which will funnel warm and moist tropical air to our area. We should see more broken cloud cover, but any daytime heating will fire up showers and thunderstorms in the Gainesville area. This could bring locally heavy rainfall to places that don't need any more rain.

For tonight, expect cloudy skies with a chance of a shower or two. The AM low should be near 66. Friday, expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. I'm calling for a high of 79. We could see a few peaks at the sun...maybe.

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