LONG TERM [Saturday through Tuesday]...
Guidance is in good agreement that the flow across the CONUS will
continue to be fast and primarily zonal through early next week.
The primary JET and any associated disturbances are forecast to
remain well north of the forecast area through next Tuesday,
before digging southward by midweek and driving a cold front
towards the Gulf Coast. Before this trough digs southward, expect
an upper ridge to develop over the gulf and nose northeast across
The impact of this upper pattern will be for warmer than NORMAL
temperatures into early next week, with minimal RAIN chances. Expect
highs in the mid 70s with lows generally in the lower 50s. Rain
chances will be introduced for late Tuesday into Wednesday ahead of
the approaching cold front.