2/3 – Rob Knight’s “Slight Severe Threat” Afternoon Forecast
A cold front west will slowly move east and through the area this evening. This afternoon will bring the biggest potential for impactful weather to the local area.
A “Marginal Threat” for severity will be in the area mid-afternoon through mid-evening.
The main threat will be strong straight line winds, small hail and heavy rain which could lead to FLASH FLOODING.
Spotty rain and a few t-storms will continue overnight with rain potential to drop off after midnight. Rain looks to be cleared out well before any real cold air reaches the area. Friday will be drastically colder with highs barely topping 40 in some northern area locations. By this portion of the forecast period, the cold front should already be in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Post frontal lingering showers Friday morning and rain ending from NW to SE as the day continues. Drier air mass will filter in across the lower Mississippi River Valley Saturday and Saturday night.