Weather update from WTOC meteorologist John Wetherbee

February 7, 2013 

Some much-needed rain will be wrapping up this evening. Don’t be surprised by a rumble of thunder, but nothing severe is expected. The radar is full with "overrunning" showers -- Gulf moisture "overrunning" a warm front from the southwest that will swing though late this afternoon. That will be when we get our heaviest rains; the greatest rainfall is expected just north of Savannah. Lifting indices are now indicating some lightning in some of these cells with briefly gusty winds, especially in coastal areas after sunset. Wrap around clouds and showers are possible early Friday, then mild, dry air will rush back in over the area for the weekend. The next chance of rain will be next week. A mild weekend is expected with temperatures in the low 60s on Saturday. More clouds and temperatures in the mid-60s are expected Sunday.

A Canadian cold front is predicted to stall just north of us on Monday. As the air modifies, the Gulf will open again, drawing new moisture into the decaying storm system. That action will create a new change for rain, perhaps through Wednesday. We’ll be watching. Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM

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