8/18 – Brittany’s “Gloomy” Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Main concerns over the next few days will be the threat of thunderstorms. Heavy rain will be the point of highest concern, but can`t rule out a few reports of wet microbursts, especially today. Northwesterly mid level flow will continue through Saturday (and beyond), with several impulses sliding southeastward toward the area.

By Saturday, upper flow turns a bit more southwest, but with high moisture levels remaining over the area, not losing the threat of thunderstorms any time soon. Outdoor activities likely to see multiple interruptions over the next few days/evenings, and some/most of them are likely to involve lightning. If there`s going to be a favored area for limiting interruptions, it`d be southwest Mississippi, where precipitable water values might be a bit lower. Clouds and precipitation threats will hold high temperatures in the 80s for the next several days in most areas. Don`t see significant targets of opportunity for changes to temperature forecasts, beyond perhaps today if convection holds together.

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