10/28 – Jeff Vorick’s “Transition Day” Friday Afternoon Forecast
Cloud coverage has increased throughout the morning giving South Mississippi partly to mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. The upper-level clouds will gradually lower to the surface as more moisture works into the area. Temperatures will reach the mid 70s with East winds of 10 to 15 MPH.
Mostly cloudy skies will be in place this evening with mild temperatures. Easterly winds continue overnight with temperatures dropping into the mid-to-upper 60s. After midnight, there is a 40% chance of showers with the arrival of the next system.
The system’s effects will be felt on Saturday. Early in the day tomorrow, we will be north of the warm front which will allow for steady rain. Steady rain continues through much of the morning. The warm front will lift through the area by Saturday afternoon. This will place South Mississippi in the warm sector, allowing for more heating. Come Saturday evening, there will be clusters or a line of thunderstorms near our area. The Storm Prediction Center has placed South Mississippi under a Slight (Level 2/5) risk of severe thunderstorms. Damaging straight-line winds and an isolated tornado are forecast to be the threats.
The thunderstorm activity will wane overnight. Residual cloud cover and a 20% chance of showers will remain in the area Sunday morning following the passage of the cold front. Rapid clearing will occur during the morning Sunday as the system pulls away. Halloween will feature near-seasonal temperatures and mostly clear conditions. The rest of the work week will be seasonal with a lone shower chance Wednesday.