03/16 Ryan’s “Warming” Thursday Afternoon Forecast
The last few days saw Ol’ Man Winter’s best (and likely last) effort to make a statement in South MS this season, but as of today we’re beginning a warming trend as the start of Spring looms. Today’s high inched into the 60s, and while our evening will remain chilly, it will be about 10 degrees or more warmer than last night. Winds have shifted South so low-level moisture advection has begun, meaning patchy fog development is possible tonight and tomorrow. St. Patrick’s Day (Friday) afternoon will bring the 70s back to the coast, and by Saturday highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s across the Coast. Saturday night will bring a weak cold front through the area, which could spark some “surface based” showers during peak afternoon heating, but only a few isolated showers are expected. This front will wash out fairly quickly and will decrease temperatures by a degree or so going into Sunday, but we’ll continue to increase as we usher in the start of Spring on Monday. By mid-week, temperatures will be flirting with the 80s on the waterfront and humidity values will return to “slightly above average” levels.