11/9 – Jeff Vorick’s “Cooler” Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

The flow has changed and it has brought a noticeable difference to our weather. With Nicole and an area of high pressure to our northeast interacting, a cooler, drier airmass is taking hold. The upper-level cloud shield from Nicole is bringing cloud cover to our area. However, the low levels have dried out and will become drier throughout the rest of the day. Temperatures are around 5 degrees above seasonal. East to northeasterly winds will blow around 10 to 20 MPH during the afternoon, relaxing to 5 to 10 MPH overnight. The drier airmass will allow for temperatures to drop into the 50s tonight.

The upper-level clouds will hang around Thursday. Temperatures will reach the mid-70s and Nicole will be moving through Florida. Nicole is a tropical storm with 70 MPH winds as of the 11 AM Central Time Advisory. The storm just made landfall in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. It is moving west towards a landfall between Palm Beach and Vero Beach overnight, potentially as a Category 1 Hurricane. Regardless of classification, the impacts of gusty hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, storm surge, and high surf continues for the Treasure Coast and Space Coast of Florida. The entire Southeast Coast from Miami to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is being affected by squally weather, high surf, coastal flooding, and beach erosion from this Nicole.

Friday will bring clearing to South Mississippi. It will be slightly warmer than Thursday ahead of our next cold front. Cloud coverage will increase Friday night and will continue into Saturday. The cold front will move through the area Saturday morning. There is a 20% chance of showers with its passage. The weekend will be much colder. Mornings will have temperatures in the 30s and 40s, with afternoon highs struggling to reach 60 by Sunday.

Another storm system will be primed to develop Sunday in the western Gulf of Mexico. It will move to its east, towards our area. Monday and Tuesday have rainfall in the forecast with chances peaking at around 60% for Tuesday.