3/15 – Payton’s Thursday Night Forecast
Southerly flow returned today as high pressure finally moved overhead and to the east throughout the day. The south winds will increase moisture throughout the overnight hours, which means not as cold tonight with temperatures in the mid 50s. Clouds will also increase going into Friday morning. Friday, shower and thunderstorm chances will go up throughout the morning and early afternoon hours. A few storms could produce gusty winds, but overall the severe weather is expected to stay to the northwest around Jackson and into Arkansas and Louisiana. Shower and thunderstorm chances will stick around for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, so pack a rain jacket and monitor the skies closely if you have plans outside for the holiday. On Sunday the best chance for rain will be during the afternoon and night. The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring the potential for severe weather just to the North of the area on Sunday. With it being a few days out we will watch this closely. Then the drying trend begins as we start the workweek with most of next week looking nice with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.