: Playful little girl hiding behind colorful umbrella outdoors

The pattern change is here, and it’s going to be a wet week, especially when compared to our dry and cold January. A cold front will get past us by this afternoon, ending the rain, and bringing at least partial clearing.

The front will return northward as a warm front on Tuesday, with chilly rain redeveloping during the daytime, focused on the PM-hours. The rain will continue until Wednesday morning, followed by some afternoon clearing.

Right now, Thursday looks like our only totally dry day, with partly cloudy skies and below-normal temperatures.

New low pressure will be taking shape along the Gulf Coast on Friday, heading in our general direction on Saturday. More rain is on the way during this period. One thing to watch will be the amount of cold air present at the onset of precipitation. If sufficient cold air is in place, the rain could begin as flurries or a bit of light snow on Friday.

Next weekend isn’t looking pretty at this point.