9/6 – Rob’s Friday-Eve “Morning News” Forecast

Tropical depression Gordon will continue to weaken and move slowly northwest across the Ark-La-Miss region and westward into southwest Arkansas today and tonight. All guidance is in good agreement that an active feeder band of deep tropical moisture will extend in a classic comma shape across central to southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana today.

This is expected to produce much more coverage/higher chances of showers and thunderstorms (compared to yesterday) starting in coastal areas early and spreading inland through the day.

Models are indicating the potential for torrential downpours dumping up to around 3 inches of rain in a couple hours

in some of the slower moving bands of convection with the strongest thunderstorms.

Gordon is expected to move back slowly northward across the Ozarks region Friday and then interact with a frontal system over the Midwest going into Saturday. For the central Gulf coast region, drier air is expected to start to build in with a higher pressure ridge from the east starting on Friday with a lowering of rain chances…


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