10/28 – Jeff’s “Stormy Saturday Ahead” Friday Morning Forecast
Today will be the day of transition in our weather pattern. A chilly start will turn into a mild day with an easterly breeze picking up throughout the day. Temperatures will reach the mid-to-upper 70s with East winds of 10 to 15 MPH. Cloud coverage will increase as the day progresses with mostly cloudy skies by tonight. Showers arrive late with a 40% chance of rainfall after midnight.
Tomorrow will be rainy. A storm system moving to its east from Texas today will arrive in our area. The warm front will be to our south. This will provide for steady rain during the morning through midday. When the warm front lifts through the area in the afternoon, the potential for thunderstorms increases due to being in the warm sector. The Storm Prediction Center has placed South Mississippi under a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) for severe thunderstorms. The threat for damaging straight-line wind gusts and tornadoes is present, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Have a way to get warnings to your phone!
The system clears the area early Sunday. The clearing will be rather quick through the morning hours, giving way to a dry and sunny afternoon. The first part of the workweek will be mild, warming up with the potential for showers by mid-week.