1/18 – Jeff Vorick’s “Fog Dissipating” Wednesday Morning Forecast
A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 AM due to reduced visibility across our area. Fog will dissipate later this morning and temperatures will warm profoundly yet again. Skies will be partly cloudy this afternoon as temperatures will climb well into the 70s. Winds will elevate as well and they will stay elevated into this evening as a cold front approaches our area.
Strong to severe thunderstorms will form along a line ahead of the cold front well to the northwest of our area. The line will push to its east through the day. As it makes its way into the Mississippi River Valley, it will be well after sundown. The loss of daytime heating will lead to nighttime stabilization weakening the thunderstorms. There is not an elevated risk for severity across South Mississippi. There is the isolated potential for strong straight-line wind gusts, however the threat is low at this time. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the cold front will clear the area around daybreak tomorrow.
Following the passage of the cold front, a slightly drier airmass will lead to clearing skies Thursday. Temperatures will be slightly cooler, and will drop off into the 40s overnight Thursday into Friday. Clouds will move back in Friday as a new frontal system forms on the tail end of the cold front. This has the potential to bring a soaking rain event to our area Saturday and Sunday.