4/12 – Payton’s Thursday Afternoon Forecast

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A nice day with sunny skies, but a bit breezy at times. Clouds begin to return for Friday, but most of the showers and thunderstorms will remain off to the west. Saturday is the day we are watching for heavy showers and severe thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has all of South Mississippi under an ENHANCED RISK (Level 3 of 5) for severe weather on Saturday. This means you want to monitor the weather very closely on Saturday as a line of thunderstorms is expected to move through the area sometime that early afternoon into the evening. We’ll continue to tweak the exact timing over the next few days. The main threat will be high winds and flash flooding, but isolated tornadoes look possible as the storms move through. By Sunday things begin to clear and cool down. Next week looks to start quiet and temperatures in the 70s.