The cold front that moved through the area Monday brought much cooler weather to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday. This will continue for the near future with only a small warm-up toward the weekend. Skies will become partly cloudy tonight as an upper level disturbance rapidly moves through the area. The increasing clouds, combined with a breeze out of the north should keep temperatures from dropping much more than what we saw Monday night. Lows in the mid 30s near Hwy 84 will be common, with upper 30s to around 40 along I-10 and 40s toward the beaches can be expected.
Wednesday will see partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will be a bit thicker the farther east from I-65 you go, especially into the Florida Panhandle and southeast Alabama. A few clouds will continue across the area Wednesday night into Thursday with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. From Friday through the weekend it will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. No significant changes expected. Winds will turn back onshore late in the weekend into early next week, signaling a return to warmer overnight temperatures near 50 and afternoon temps near 70, along with a few more clouds. No significant chances for rain are expected through next Tuesday.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley