08/09 Ryan’s “Rainy Night” Wednesday Forecast
It was another wet Wednesday for the Northern coastal counties, but the Southern still only saw isolated rainy areas and cloudy skies. Rain is still expected through the rest of the week, so if you didn’t get wet today, there’s still plenty of time. Most models are still picking up on the Northern counties getting more rain, so rain totals will vary wildly across the area. An earlier run saw estimated totals over three inches in Stone and Pearl River Counties, but areas along the waterfront accumulated less than a quarter of an inch. This likely means that the Pearl River will have some minor flooding issues by the end of the week, but otherwise severe/damaging weather is not expected. It looks like we’ll begin seeing more “normal” cloud cover and rain chances as we head into the middle of next week.
TS Franklin became the first hurricane of the Atlantic season just a few hours ago, and will continue to strengthen as it moves westward towards the East Coast of Mexico. Landfall is expected just after midnight, and the storm shouldn’t survive the day as it moves over the mountainous Mexican inland areas.
A disturbance in the Bahamas has a 10% chance of becoming a tropical system, but this one is just expected to bring some heavy rains to the Florida area and won’t form into anything significant. Another disturbance just East of the Leeward Islands has a 50% chance of forming during the weekend, and will need to be watched as it continues it’s Northwesterly path into the Caribbean Sea.