SHORT TERM [Wednesday Through Thursday NIGHT]...
The long wave TROUGH axis will be east of the area by Wednesday
morning with the trailing vort lobe and associated surface cold
front settling south over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. The air mass
behind the front will not be all that cold and MAX TEMPS will only
be a couple of degrees shy of NORMAL with mid 60s north to lower 70s
southeast. Lows Wednesday night will be 4-5 degrees below normal.
Coldest readings in the mid 30s will be limited to areas west of
Dothan and Marianna. These parts of Southeast AL and the inland FL
Panhandle will LIKELY see some FROST around DAWN Thursday. A short
wave upper RIDGE will approach Wednesday night and pass overhead on
Thursday AS surface HIGH PRESSURE moves from the Mississippi Valley
to a position off the NC coast by 00Z Friday. Temps will moderate to
around normal on Thursday and will be a couple degrees above normal
Thursday night. Easterly FLOW on the southern periphery of the ridge
will bring some increased CLOUD cover westward from the Atlantic
Thursday into Thursday night.