10/26 – Jeff’s “Rain Expected This Weekend” Wednesday Midday Forecast
Today features drier and cooler conditions for our area. High pressure to our northwest is in control of the pattern behind yesterday’s cold frontal passage. Sunny skies, highs in the mid-70s and breezy conditions are in store this afternoon. Winds will be out of the north at 10-15 MPH, with gusts over 20 MPH at times. Winds relax to around 5 MPH overnight with temperatures dipping into the 40s across South Mississippi.
Winds tomorrow will shift to an easterly direction. Morning lows in the 40s will rebound quickly warming up to the mid-70s under clear skies Thursday. Thursday night into Friday begins a transition period with our pattern. Winds will become southeasterly providing for a more humid flow off of the Gulf of Mexico.
Partly cloudy skies are expected Friday. A 20% chance of showers later in the day cannot be ruled out. The next storm system arrives from the west. The warm front will pass over the area late Friday into Saturday bringing an increase in lift and moisture. The system’s location along the Gulf Coast will provide for ample moisture and the ability to produce prolonged rain Saturday. It is certain that all of South Mississippi will receive rain during some portion of Saturday. Amounts of 2 to 3 inches locally cannot be ruled out.
The system departs Sunday with rain chances early in the day. The pattern will revert to a drier pattern late Sunday into Monday with Halloween looking to be dry!