2/28 – Rob Knight’s Thursday Morning Forecast
A weak disturbance tracking across the region is supporting the development of showers and thunderstorms currently moving across southern MS/AL. That convection should remain north of the area this morning except for weak showers passing through. A weak cold front associated with this system will move into the local area this afternoon. This boundary will be the focus for increasing showers and thunderstorms. From a temperature perspective, above normal highs will continue. Showers and isolated storms will continue into the evening hours with coverage pulling back after midnight. Although cooler air will try to come in, cloud cover should hold temps from falling too much.
We should get a break from the rain Friday but going into the weekend will be a different story.
The next big impact will be Sunday with a frontal passage. Leading up that on Saturday, showers will begin developing as moisture begins surging northward. Mid 60-degree dew-points along with temps warming up to almost 80 will be conducive for scattered to numerous showers. A few thunderstorms will be possible but shouldn’t be too many around. Sunday on the other hand, is looking much more impactful than Saturday. A strong cold front will move through late Sunday afternoon.
A few days of quiet weather will finally return early next week as post frontal air mass moves in. Temperatures will drop significantly as well. Expect a few days of highs only in the 50s and lows in the 30s to 40s.