8/8 – Payton’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

We continue to see isolated showers and thunderstorms starting to develop as not much has changed along the Mississippi Gulf coast as high-pressure over central Florida will continue to pump in moisture from the gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, several boundaries north of our area will trap the moisture flow along central Mississippi and south. With this pattern to continue through the workweek into the weekend, expect daily activity in the form of showers/t-storms…especially early morning and into the afternoon.

Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula late Monday. It will continue to move off to the west and re-strength  as it enters the Bay of Campeche. It is currently not forecasted to become a hurricane, but we could have our first Atlantic hurricane of 2017 if it strengthens just slightly above the forecast. Another area in the Atlantic has a low probability of becoming a tropical system over the next five days.

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