04/16 Ryan’s “Easter” Sunday Night Forecast
The forecast going into Easter weekend called for a low chance of a few showers, and today’s weather showed that was a bit generous. I personally witnessed only 3 or 4 raindrops today, though some light showers were likely a bit further North. Our next few afternoons will be very similar to Easter’s conditions, with partly sunny skies, highs in the upper 70s, and small chances of isolated afternoon showers. The skies will begin to dry out on Wednesday, and we’re expected to remain rain-free from Thursday through most of Saturday, but that’s when we’ll begin seeing our most drastic pattern changes.
It’s still a bit too early for any serious clarity on timing/severity, but I’m seeing Saturday night/Sunday morning as the most likely time for our first frontal passage in quite some time. Temperatures will have climbed into the mid 80s by this time, and the positioning of the frontal system implies that severe weather may be possible, but as I mentioned earlier we’ll need to wait a few more days for more clarity. Otherwise, please take every opportunity to enjoy springtime in South Mississippi this week.