5/2 – Britt’s Monday Afternoon “May Outlook” Forecast

A weakening disturbance west will move east across the region with no significant convective development today. Beyond tonight, high-pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico should keep any significant convection away from the area through Wednesday night. There is some question as to whether cirrus will be thick enough to significantly limit heating today, as we’ll probably lose the cirrus during the late afternoon hours. For tomorrow and Wednesday, it’s fairly likely that several locations will see their first 90 degree day of the year on one of the two days.

High pressure will begin to lose grip on the area but will hold on enough on Thursday to keep rain chances down and temperatures near 90 and even into the lower 90s across parts of the area. Going into Thursday night, a closed low will traverse the Central Plains dragging a front into a slow progression towards the area. The front will increase rain chances Thursday night and early Friday, especially across southwest Mississippi, but a frontal passage is not expected at this time. Much above normal temperatures will continue through the weekend.

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