09/29 Ryan’s “Cool Thursday” Night Forecast
“Cool Thursday” might have seemed like a misnomer earlier, but after tonight it will fit like a glove. Temperatures are already in the mid 60s as of 10:30 in the evening, and I’m expecting the evening low to bottom out near 59 on the waterfront. This means that some inland areas, namely places like Wiggins, Laurel, and Hattiesburg will see temperatures in the mid-to-low 50s tonight. Tomorrow afternoon will be much cooler than the last few, afternoon high near 81. Cold air advection, negative vorticity advection, and sinking air continue to keep conditions pleasant through the weekend, but an upper level shortwave feature does increase cloudiness as we head into Sunday. Rain still not expected throughout. We’ll see one more quick round of cooling/drying on Monday and Tuesday before the effects of a frontal system will finally bring rain chances, albeit low ones (20-30%), back to town Wednesday through Thursday.
Hurricane Matthew continues to move West, but is expected to make a northerly turn by Sunday. If that doesn’t happen, we should take notice and prepare, otherwise this storm is not currently forecast to impact the Mississippi Gulf Coast.