9/4 – Payton’s Monday Morning Forecast
Good morning South Mississippi! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the somewhat drier conditions. That will continue into today with the area being hot and dry. It will be humid with temperatures around 90 degrees so take it easy and drink plenty of water if you’re outside for the holiday. A cold front will begin to approach the area on Tuesday and Wednesday, which means rain chances will increase Tuesday into Wednesday. Once the front passes through the area the weather is expected to be absolutely beautiful as we head into the weekend. Highs will be in the lower 80s and lows will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s! It might feel a little chilly in the mornings.
We continue to keep an eye on a few places in the tropics. Showers and thunderstorms in the Bay of Campeche could develop into a tropical system over the next few days, but has an extremely low chance of doing so. This disturbance will move to the west northwest into Mexico. Another area is being monitored in the Atlantic for tropical development, but is no immediate threat to anyone right now. The primary focus is Hurricane Irma. The forecast is confident going throughout the next few days. It will continue to move to the west northwest toward the Leeward Islands and approach the Bahamas as a major hurricane toward the end of this week. Once it starts to approach Florida is when the forecast becomes extremely uncertain. It could take a sharp turn north and head toward states like South Carolina & North Carolina. It could also stay on track and impact portions of Florida. Finally it could completely miss the U.S. and go out to sea. Either way those along the East Coast and in Florida should at least have a plan just in case. We will have a much better idea of where Irma will go as we head into this week.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day!