12/30 Ryan’s “New Year’s Eve…Eve” Friday Night Forecast
After a clear and sunny afternoon, the skies on eve of the New Year’s Eve is beginning to darken. We’re seeing mid and upper level moisture moving in from the West, leading to an increase in cloud cover and eventually showers as we head into tomorrow. A frontal system from the North will merge with another from the South, creating a stationary boundary along the coast which will persist through the beginning of the week. As these frontal systems move through the area, we’ll first see widespread showers on Saturday, but stronger convection will begin as millions will be counting down the last seconds of 2016…meaning thunderstorms will light up the skies more than fireworks on New Year’s Eve. There is a small chance of severe weather Sun/Mon, so enjoy your celebrations…but remain aware of your surroundings. Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Pearl River Counties are under a flood watch until Monday at midnight.