10/25 – Jeff Vorick’s “Thunderstorms In The Area” Tuesday Midday Forecast

Showers and thunderstorms continue to move across South Mississippi this afternoon. A line of thunderstorms associated with a cold front will be moving to our east by later this afternoon. Heavy downpours, lightning, and wind gusts up to 40 MPH can be expected with the thunderstorms. Gusty, winds outside of thunderstorms exceeding 20 MPH will continue with the frontal passage  through the afternoon and into the evening. Also expect cloud coverage to linger through the early portion of this afternoon with clearing to begin late-afternoon and through this evening. Partly cloudy skies will become clear tonight with a northerly breeze around 10 to 15 MPH.

Wednesday will have a cold start. Skies will be clear and a northerly wind will be in place along with the drier airmass behind the front. Wednesday and Thursday will feature mild afternoons with Thursday having a slightly cooler start due to lighter winds overnight. Winds will begin to shift from northerly to easterly during the early part of Thursday.

Friday will be a day of transition for the weather pattern. Easterly winds will become more southeasterly ahead of the next storm system. The more humid flow will allow for increased cloud coverage and showers. By Friday night into Saturday, there will be increased rainfall coverage in the area. Rain chances on Saturday will be around 70% with embedded thunderstorms. This looks to be the first significant rainfall event for the area in several weeks.