01/05 – Brantly’s “Mild and Mostly Sunny” Tuesday Forecast
The cold front has moved through most of the area and in its wake, areas of dense fog have been noted west of I- 65. The areas of fog were quite visible on satellite imagery and matched up well with current surface obs. High resolution model guidance supports this fog continuing through the morning and eventually mixing out after sunrise. As a result, a Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for part of Southeast Mississippi extending into Southwestern Alabama until at least 9 AM. Once the fog mixes out, clear skies will take over as drier air quickly mixes into the area. Skies will remain clear today with clouds moving in ahead of our next system on Wednesday. Temperatures this afternoon will likely climb into the upper 50s inland to mid 60s near the coast. Cooler temperatures will occur Tuesday night as temps fall into the low to mid 30s. Highs on Wednesday will not be as warm as increasing cloud cover will limit daytime heating. This will keep temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s.
The next chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms comes Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Low closes in as it approaches the Mississippi delta on Wednesday night bringing with it moderately cooler and dryer air behind it. Low pressure system will slowly track through the southeastern states on Thursday and Friday as surface high pressure returns to the local region with dry and seasonably cool conditions prevailing on Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday.