2/21 – Payton’s Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to move through the area as we end the workweek. The heaviest rain will still remain in the northern parts of the start. This boundary will begin moving northward as a warm front later tonight and then push to the north of the forecast area during the day on Friday. Convection is likely to be more concentrated across the northern sections of the forecast area through Friday. Areas of fog, possibly locally dense, will likely be a problem again tonight and Friday morning.

Another potent system will affect the region with a strong cold front across the forecast area late Saturday/night. Although the best dynamics will bypass the local area to the north,

SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY MAY ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WITH THE BEST CHANCES ACROSS SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI.

The area will finally have a chance to dry out a bit in the wake of this front for Sunday and Monday as high pressure builds into the region and brings with it some cooler air. The dry period will be short-lived, moisture will return northward by Tuesday in advance of another cold front that will push across the Gulf Coast region Wednesday into Thursday.

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