04/06 Ryan’s “Pre-Storm” Friday Evening Forecast
We’re now in the final pre-storm hours before the cold front moves in and the potential for severe storms rises. Rain is already beginning and will continue for the next several hours, but the strongest of the storms won’t move in until after midnight between 2-6 am. By that time the storms will have likely shifted from discreet cells into a “squall line” formation, meaning our biggest threats will be strong straight-line winds and heavy rains. A small embedded tornado is not completely impossible either, just unlikely. After the front moves through we’ll begin seeing clearing as early as the afternoon, and some sun will peek through by Sunday. We’re not quite done with the rain though, the low boundary and associated low pressure will linger in the Northern Gulf into the beginning of the week and won’t be pushed through until Monday night/Tuesday morning which will bring a few showers. Afterwards, expect slight cooling and plenty of clearing bringing sunny and warm conditions back to South MS.