12/16 – Rob’s Monday Morning “POTENTIAL SEVERE THREAT” Forecast

The main concerns for this forecast package fall squarely on the day one portion, namely with the threat of severe thunderstorms along and ahead of a cold front that arrives on the western area this afternoon around max daytime heating.  The timing of the main activity still appears to favor between 2 pm and 5 pm for SW Mississippi and the adjacent Louisiana Parishes. 6 – 11 PM for southern Mississippi. The main threat with this system should include strong winds, small hail and isolated tornadic activity. The front should be east of the forecast area by daybreak Tuesday with cold high-pressure building into the region. Rain should continue Tuesday morning as wrap around moisture will keep cloud coverage in the area as well.

Wednesday and Thursday should be seasonably cold with morning lows in light freeze range for the interior and drainage prone areas, and mid to upper 30s for marine influenced locations. Daytime highs only muster the 50s both days but under mostly sunny skies and diminishing winds.

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