02/03 – Brantly’s “Chilly and Mostly Clear” Wednesday Night Forecast
Temperatures and winds will be the main focus for the next day or two given the dry conditions preceding the front and any sensible weather impacts from the cold front limited to the short term period in the Thursday night into Friday timeframe. Temperatures today will top out in the upper 50s for most locations, with possibly some lower 60s over interior areas in southeastern Mississippi. Tonight, temperatures drop into the middle to upper 30s inland with lower to mid 40s for areas right along the coast. Overnight lows may occur earlier around coastal communities as we start to see warmer air with more moisture start to move in off the Gulf of Mexico during the pre-dawn hours. With that warmer, more damp air mass moving in throughout the day tomorrow, temperatures will quickly rise into the middle to upper 60s for most locations, particularly across inland areas away from the water where there is a possibility we hit the 70 degree mark. In addition to the warmer weather, it will be breezy as well with sustained southerly winds of 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
A cold front will push through the area Thursday night and eventually move offshore Friday. Moisture is pretty limited ahead of this next frontal system, and there is only about a 6 hour window where significant rain is a threat at any one location late Thursday night into Friday morning, with everyone dry by Friday evening.