5/8 – Rob’s Friday Morning “Severe Threat” Forecast
An area of low-pressure moving east of the central plains will continue east dragging a cold front with it. The track will dive the front SE over the Mid-Mississippi Valley this afternoon. Moisture will advect to the north ahead of the associated system from southeast Texas across east central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi to west central Alabama. Instability with this system is not impressive but the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the areas under a SLIGHT THREAT for severe storms. This is especially true for the northwest and northern half of the region with more instability pooling along the front. The main threat for our area could be strong winds from a few t-storms collapsing rapidly…along with small hail. Surface winds will increase through the day before the activity move in.
Showers and t-storms will begin to diminish after sunset and should be out of the area by midnight at the latest. Clouds will linger into Saturday morning then clear during the afternoon. Dry conditions are expected Sunday and beyond.