03/09 Ryan’s “Perfect” Friday Evening Forecast
Today was what I would consider one of the most “perfect” South Mississippi days we’ve seen this week. It wasn’t too hot, too cold, too humid, or too dry; but it remained sunny, mild, and relatively drier. Unfortunately, those amazing conditions will end today. Return flow has already set up and will continue through the night, increasing our humidity, just as a warm front moving in from the Gulf will bring increased cloud cover. Neither of those are too bad, but a frontal system developing in the Southern Plains will be moving in as well, and will bring showers, scattered thunderstorms, and at least a “marginal” threat for severe weather. All that means is there is a low chance of small hail, damaging winds, and weak, short-lived tornadoes, though the pockets of heavy rain seem to be the biggest threats at the moment. The biggest risk occurs during the overnight hours of Saturday night, and the surface front isn’t expected to pass through until the late afternoon on Sunday. Clearing will begin almost immediately, but the cold pool is lagging a little behind so we’ll have to wait until Monday for the afternoon highs in the 60s to return. Overall, expect a very similar work-week to the one we just finished, with sunny, dry days and afternoon highs in the mid to high 60s, and evening lows lingering in the upper 30s and low 40s until next Friday.