1/12 – Jeff Vorick’s “Strong Thunderstorm Potential” Thursday Morning Forecast

There is a Marginal (Level 1 of 5) Severity risk for the majority of our area, with portions of George and Stone County under a Slight (Level 2) risk due to thunderstorms that will impact our area. A cold front is situated to our northwest and it will make its way closer to South Mississippi later on today. A line of showers and embedded thunderstorms will be moving towards our area. With that, there is the potential for strong straight-line winds and isolated tornadic activity. The best dynamics for any widespread activity are to our northeast.

The cold front will make its way through our area this afternoon. Clearing will ensue this afternoon followed by a rapid drop in temperatures tonight. Breezy conditions will continue through today with southerly winds turning northerly this evening. Tomorrow and Saturday will be cold days with temperatures only in the 50s. Clear skies and light winds will allow for our coldest night to be Friday night with low-30s expected.

The pattern will slowly moderate Sunday into next week. A train of frontal systems will be in our area during the first portion of next week.

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