06/16 Ryan’s “Mostly Dry” Friday Forecast
Other than one stronger storm popping up in George County, South Mississippi remained mostly dry throughout the afternoon. The high rose to 90 in Gulfport, with slightly warmer areas inland. A shortwave low pressure feature developed near Memphis earlier today due to daytime heating and a strong pocket of vorticity, and an outflow boundary has been pushing southward ever since, bringing small storms through the area just before midnight. These storms are not expected to be severe, but do have some areas of heavy rains and lightning, though they will weaken quickly as they approach the Coast’s slightly more stable air.
Tomorrow’s high will remain near 90 with only a 30% chance of showers and t-storms. The humidity will remain high, and the heat index will likely rise into the mid to upper 90s in many locations. The small rain chances lessen in the overnight hours, but return again for Father’s Day and the rest of the week.
Tropical systems are expected to develop over the weekend, with one in particular moving into the Central Gulf by Monday/Tuesday. We will continue to monitor these situations and advise accordingly.