4/25 – Rob Knight’s “SEVERE THREAT” Thursday Morning Forecast

A cold front will move into the area today bringing a line of thunderstorms with it. A few cells ahead of the line will be possible as well.

The main issues with any severity will be damaging winds and hail with a lesser threat for tornadic activity.

The line will slow as it reaches the area which sets up a prolonged period of heavy rainfall mainly over the northern half of the area. Total rainfall amounts should be in the 1 to 3 inch range with isolated higher amounts. There is the potential for these amounts to fall within a short time frame. If this occurs, then flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas could occur.

Once the front moves through, which should be by early evening, clouds and some light rain areas will remain but conditions will gradually improve through tonight. Models are keeping all mention of clouds and light rain to the east trough for Friday morning. This may be the case, but it will be just off to the east and still may affect a few of the Miss coastal counties. Regardless, all the area will begin to dry out Friday through the weekend.

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