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Forecast Last Updated at Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:48PM

Back Into The Gray

We remain in the soup overnight with overcast skies, steady temperatures, and spotty light rain or drizzle. Tuesday is not as gloomy and leads the charge moving forward. The rest of the week features a lot of clouds, although temperatures will be remarkably warm through the period. Rain chances will be there just about every day, with the best opportunities coming Thursday and again by later next weekend.

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Monday

Hi: 49 Lo: 48

Cloudy with patchy fog & perhaps some drizzle; Calm wind
Tuesday

Hi: 66 Lo: 52

Morning low clouds & fog; Intervals of clouds & some sunshine for the afternoon; Pleasant; Light south wind
Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; Warm; SSW wind 5-10 mph
Thursday

Hi: 71 Lo: 53

Generally cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; Warm
Friday

Hi: 68 Lo: 50

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out a stray shower

Further Out

Saturday - Mostly cloudy; PM & nighttime showers possible; Warm; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 50s
Sunday - Cloudy with rain likely; Some clearing Sunday night; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

A cooler wedge stays in control tonight, keeping temperatures steady, plus providing spotty areas of light rain or drizzle. The wedge breaks down on Tuesday, unleashing a remarkably warm spell that will last into the weekend.

An unusually strong ridge of high pressure is anchored just off the Southeast coast of the United States. It will keep a rather strong frontal system nearly stationary to our west and north all week. Heavy rain from this system will be a newsmaker from the Arklatex region northward into the Ohio and Missouri River valleys.

The ridge will protect us from the heavy rain, but some light rain could fall just about any day, but more likely on Thursday.

As the ridge finally begins to break down over the weekend, the front will gain some eastward momentum, pushing through here by late in the weekend. That’s when we will have a more solid threat for rainfall here in the Foothills.

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