02/28 Ryan’s “Stormy…Again” Thursday Evening Forecast

Stormy conditions moved into Gulfport again just before 5 PM today but didn’t bring much more than rain and some small hail.

The thunderstorms are already dying off, though the showers will continue through the night.

An isolated shower or two is possible through tomorrow afternoon which is when I expect the skies to clear slightly as drier air moves in. This will only be a short-lived change though as the front begins to transition into a warm front and move away from the coast, pulling another frontal system to the west towards us.

This system will slowly gather strength as it moves in bringing more scattered showers and cloud cover to the Gulf Coast for Saturday and more organized thunderstorms by Sunday night.

There is no official severe designation for this day just yet, but I expect at least a “marginal” risk if not “slight.” This will be a rough night either way, but this front’s passage will usher in strong high pressure and Arctic air. Expect highs in the low-to-mid 50s and, at most, mostly sunny skies from Mardi Gras into Thursday before temperatures moderate.

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