9/2 – Payton’s Sunday Night Forecast

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Your Labor Day (Monday) will be similar to today with on and off showers and thunderstorms. Our attention turns to the tropics. Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 is north of Cuba tonight. It isn’t a tropical depression yet, but will likely continue to gradually organize tonight, and by tomorrow afternoon could become Tropical Storm Gordon to the south of Florida. It is forecasted to continue to move toward the northwest into the Gulf of Mexico. At the moment most models want to keep it as a weak tropical storms. By Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning we could be feeling tropical force winds in South Mississippi (sustained winds greater than 38 mph). The exact track will determine where the highest winds go and where the heaviest rain falls. At this time we are thinking 3-5 inches of rain in South Mississippi with isolated high amounts. This forecast could easily change depending on the track of the storm. This is why you should continue to monitor the forecast very closely tomorrow (Labor Day). By Thursday things will go back to a normal summertime patter and that looks to continue into the weekend.