1/12 – Jeff’s “Thunderstorms In The Area” Thursday Afternoon Forecast
Strong thunderstorms are making their way through the area. We are under a Level 2 of 5, or Slight Risk for severity across George and Stone County; that is also under a Tornado Watch until 5 PM. The rest of the Southern 6 Counties are under a Marginal (Level 1 of 5) threat. There is the potential for straight-line winds in excess of 40 MPH and isolated tornadic activity. The cold front will arrive later this afternoon which will prompt clearing and a wind shift.
Temperatures will tumble tonight and skies will clear. Wind chills will be in the 30s tomorrow morning. Highs tomorrow will only be in the 50s with strong northerly winds continuing. Winds will finally relax Saturday as high pressure pulls closer to our area. The coldest morning will be Saturday morning with many locations in our area dipping below freezing. A slow moderating trend will begin Sunday into next week as southerly return flow will set up.