Fog, Record Warmth, Storms, ArcticJanuary 28th, 2013 at 3:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Patchy drizzle & rain with fog will be with us this evening & tonight. It looks like it will be foggy, even with wind. Be aware of reduced visibilities. This is ADVECTION FOG, fog that occurs when warm, moist air is push over cold, cold ground, allowing clouds to form right at ground level (fog). Stronger winds arriving overnight will prevent the fog visibility from totally bottoming out at zero to 0.15 miles. Visibility will actually likely increase overnight-Tuesday morning.
A few scattered showers & t’storms are possible tomorrow, but rain & a few t’storms will increase tomorrow evening-tomorrow night, followed by QLCS squall & then some rain lingering into Wednesday morning (before ending).
Most of the area is currently looking at 1-2″ of rainfall, but kept it 1-3″ because I think there will be some thin bands & isolated locations that get over 2″ to 3″ of rainfall. Right now, looks like the best potential of that is in Newton, Jasper & Benton counties. Stay tuned for updates to this forecast.
Severe threat looks the same with a narrow QLCS squall line with some LEWP’s & meso-vortices in the line. This will produce some sporadic damaging straight-line wind gusts in the western half of the viewing area.
Falling temperatures Wednesday will be followed by some flurries & some patchy light snow Wednesday evening-night to perhaps Thursday morning.
Record warmth is likely with rising temperatures today & 60s tomorrow to part of tomorrow night, before quickly falling through the 40s.