Forecasts across the board forecast for light rain on the morning on Wednesday the third in Sherman, Texas. The remnants of a system were on their way out of town, and a it appeared as though the worst of the night had long since passed by Tuesday evening’s forecast. Overnight, some of the trailing precipitation caught a little bit of extra energy, and before mid morning, Sherman saw another inch of rain. That’s definitely not just light showers. The temperature forecasts were decent, and we all did forecast for rain, so the forecast scores are pretty decent, but that doesn’t reflect just how sloppy things ended up after our forecast. Victoria-Weather took the top prize in Texas. Actuals: Wednesday – 1.07, High 47, Low 44 Thursday – High 54, Low 37
Tonight, we take a trip through what should be some nice weather. It’s a two day trek from Sherman to Roanoke, and will cover 1080 miles. That means a pace of 67.8 mph, and that will ultimately mean about 543 miles on the first day, which is a nice even split of the trip into two days.
DAY ONE (Sunday)
High pressure is in charge east of the Mississippi, and an emerging low in the Plains is helping direct some southerly flow to the region. Our drive will be in the sun, in warmer air than the region has seen for a couple of days. We’re going to make it through Arkansas and into Tennessee. Parkers Crossing, Tennessee will be the destination. The town is just northeast of Jackson.
DAY TWO (Monday) That high pressure is just going to hang on in the eastern US. Even the drive through the Smokey Mountains and astride of the Appalachians will be devoid of the fog and haze that can be persistent in that area. Roanoke will be nice for the autumn.
Happy Election Day, and Happy November everyone. We’re going to mosey just south of the Red River and check out Sherman.
At 815PM, CT, Sherman was reporting a temperature of 49 degrees with overcast conditions. A swath of rain was falling just to the south, between Sherman-Denison and I-30, and generally drifting eastward. Scattered showers extended as far to the west as Wichita Falls, so even though the heaviest rain is probably over for the night, more rain is likely on the way tonight. An upper level trough is represented by a notch within a surface ridge, with the ridging expected to overtake the disturbance through the day tomorrow. The rain tonight will continue through late morning, perhaps, but a clear, cool afternoon is anticipated. With high pressure reestablished under an early winter trough, Sherman should see some tastes of normal to slightly below normal temperatures for the season. Tomorrow – Light showers early, then clearing and cool, High 50, Low 45 Thursday – Partly cloudy and chilly in the morning, high 56, Low 40
TWC: Tomorrow – Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon High 48, Low 45 Thursday – Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 57, Low 42
AW: Tomorrow – Cool with occasional rain and drizzle High 51, Low 47 Thursday – Clouds giving way to some sun and cool High 57, Low 42
NWS: Tomorrow – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 3pm. High 49, Low 47 Thursday – Partly sunny, High 55, Low 43
WB: Tomorrow – Showers and perhaps a thunderstorm in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon, High 49, Low 47 Thursday – Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny, High 56, Low 42
WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with light showers and isolated thunderstorms, High 49, Low 47 Thursday – Partly cloudy, High 55, Low 43
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain until afternoon. High 52, Low 47 Thursday – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 57, Low 41
I’m drier and clearer than the rest, and it shows in my temperature forecasts. It looks a little damp tonight.