Tonight’s skies remain clear, but warmer & more humid air began moving in earlier today and will continue through the week. Expect to find slightly warmer and more humid conditions with each new day, and a cold front is primed to bring rain through the area as early as tomorrow (Wednesday) night into Thursday morning. South MS is under a “marginal,” level 1 of 5, severe threat for these hours, but it doesn’t look likely for our area with this system. Almost immediately after the front moves through, it’s upper level support will lift the entire system rapidly Northeast which will drag a developing warm front across the area, negating any cooling/drying.
Warm moist air continues to pour into the area from Thursday afternoon through Sunday, bringing evening lows as high as the mid-70s to the Gulf Coast. Instability will be high enough by Saturday afternoon that some afternoon showers and storms can pop up during the hottest parts of the day, but the majority of our active weather won’t move in until Sunday afternoon. It’s too early for significant confidence in the strength of this weather system, but so far it’s looking worrisome. Stay tuned for updates.