1/22 – Jeff Vorick’s “Colder” Sunday Night Forecast

Clear skies will be in place tonight following the gloomy weekend. Temperatures will be colder tomorrow morning as a colder airmass will settle in tonight. Tomorrow will be a near-seasonal day with temperatures around 60 under mostly clear skies.

Our focus will shift to a developing frontal system west of our area Tuesday. The system will be forming in Texas and moving along the Gulf Coast during the day. Outside of thunderstorm activity, conditions will be windy with winds of 20-30 MPH expected. South Mississippi, as of Sunday night, is under a Level 2 of 5, or a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. The exact timing of activity will depend on how far north the warm front can advance. Some isolated discreet, pop-up thunderstorms could flare up Tuesday afternoon and evening.

There is going to be some instability in the atmosphere, and a lot of shear, or changing of wind direction/speed with height. The threats for strong, damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadic activity are in play. A line of showers and embedded strong thunderstorms will make its way through our area during the nighttime hours before daybreak Wednesday.

There will be a 20% chance of lingering rain following the passage of the cold front on Wednesday. Then, a colder airmass will settle in to end the workweek.