08/02 – Brantly’s “Mostly Sunny Week Ahead” Sunday Night Forecast

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A mostly sunny pattern will continue for the start of the work week. Drier air is forecast to spread in from west to east. Most areas are likely to remain dry on Monday, but cannot rule out an isolated, mainly afternoon storm as enough moisture may linger to support development. We continue to anticipate the development of isolated to perhaps scattered showers and thunderstorms. The slightly better coverage of which looks to remain generally north of I-10, closer to where the greatest deep layer moisture and instability will be. Any storms that carry over into the evening are expected to show a decrease in coverage as we lose daytime heating.

Little change in lows tonight, ranging in the low to mid 70s inland to upper 70s along the coast. Highs on Monday range in the lower to mid 90s interior to near 90 along the beaches.

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Dry air will stay in place over the forecast through the week. Northwest flow will bring in moisture over western Louisiana and bring a chance of rain across the west half of the forecast area Wednesday through Friday. The main trough will continue pushing east and dampen while the ridge over the Plains expands east next weekend.

Winds will remain fairly light to moderate through the period with seas remaining mostly 3 feet or less through the remainder of the week. A cold front will stall near the coast and remain there well into the week. Winds could become very light or even northerly for a short duration by mid week.

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A native to the Gulf Coast, Brantly Keiek comes to South Mississippi from Pensacola, Florida. Brantly's passion for weather can be traced back to active hurricane seasons during his childhood. His interest in meteorology peaked when his hometown experienced back-to-back hurricane landfalls in 2004 and 2005. His desire to learn about the atmosphere led him to study at Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Minor in Mathematics. Prior to graduating, Brantly also completed a year-long internship at WEAR-TV in Northwest Florida. Brantly enjoys the beach and looks forward to spending time on the coast. He was a competitive swimmer for nearly ten years and loves water sports. While in Pensacola, Brantly was a beach lifeguard for several years where he performed over 100 water rescues.

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