01/08 Ryan’s “Last Clear” Wednesday Night Forecast

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Tonight’s skies will be the last clear ones we’ll see for the rest of the week as active weather looms. Cool and calm conditions allowed for very cold weather last night, but the wind has shifted south and clouds will move in overnight. Thursday will be cloudy, but rain isn’t likely until Friday morning. A warm front will move through South Mississippi by then, and will merge with a cold front as it enters the Southeast.

THAT MEANS SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MOST OF FRIDAY, BUT THE LARGEST RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER WON’T BE UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING.

That’s when the cold front will be moving in, and we’ll see the highest threat of strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and tornadoes. Expect this period of dangerous weather from sunrise until lunchtime, clearing afterwards. That’ll lead to a relatively nice Sunday, but even more rain moves in next week.