06/08 – Brantly’s “Lingering Rain and Wind” Monday Afternoon Forecast
We’re still dealing with the lingering effects of Cristobal, which is now a tropical depression located over northern Louisiana. The system is expected to move into Arkansas soon before quickly traveling toward the Great Lakes region.
Coastal flooding continues along South Mississippi, but is slowly subsiding. Winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour can be expected through the rest of the day. The high winds are creating hazardous boating conditions on the Mississippi Sound where seas are running at 3 to 6 feet. A Small Craft Advisory is in place through late tonight.
On and off heavy downpours will persist through the afternoon as moisture on the back side of Cristobal wraps around. Otherwise, cloudy skies will likely continue through the day and night before partially clearing Tuesday afternoon. Highs today will be in the lower to mid 80s.
There is a 40 percent chance chance of rain both Tuesday and Wednesday as scattered showers and a few thunderstorms roll through the area.
Thursday through Sunday look to be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 90s.