After a week of cloudless skies, clouds moved in earlier and we’re in for a stormy night. Those clouds will continue to increase as a cold front pushes further into the Southeast, bringing showers and thunderstorms through the area as we head through the overnight hours. Yesterday’s forecast had a small chance for severe weather, but that was lowered today with the most recent updates. Front is just about to begin moving through the South Mississippi area, and while I expect to see pockets of heavier rain and thunderstorms, almost all of the severe parameters indicate a low chance of severe weather. These showers and storms will linger into the early morning hours, but should be completely out of the area by 10 AM Saturday. Expect cold air advection and breezy conditions throughout the afternoon, leading to one of the coldest nights we’ve seen yet this season. The clear, dry, and sunny weather lasts into the weekend, before the above average temperatures and humidity return.
Tropical depression 18 will form within the next few hours, but still isn’t expected to enter the Gulf, and will only be bringing heavy rains and gusting winds to Cuba, S. Florida, and the NW Bahamas.