It’s going to be a cool start to our Thursday morning, but afternoon temperatures will be nice and warm.
“This is a transition day”. Some storms could become severe and, at present, the Severe Storm Prediction Center puts us in a slight risk for storms with damaging winds. Expect morning lows to be mainly in the 50s with daytime highs forecast to climb to the upper 70s to lower 80s. There is a 60% chance of storms after 2pm thanks to a strong storm system moving in. Some storms may be severe with gusty winds, heavy rains, and an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. Humidity will gradually increase from late Saturday into Sunday evening.
Late Friday night and early Saturday morning, potentially risky weather is expected to move into Northeast Mississippi.
TIMING: It still looks like the main window for heavier storms, possibly severe, will come from 3 Saturday afternoon until 3 a.m. Sunday.
The highest probability for large hail and isolated tornadoes will be along and west of Highway 65.
Moisture and warm air continues to surge in from the Gulf, which is the fuel needed for the storms tomorrow. Many models favor a line of potentially strong storms entering west Alabama around mid afternoon. This also presents a heightened fire risk as wind speeds could gust upwards of 20 miles per hour. Low around 73. South wind around 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 mph. This will allow skies to clear and dry weather to take hold.
There’s a chance of for a wintry mix or light snow Saturday night into Sunday morning, but little to no accumulation is expected. For those over central and southern Iowa, much of this snow will likely melt as it reaches the ground, but a refreeze is still possible on roadways by early Sunday morning. In addition to the warm up, the wind will also be responsible for another high fire danger threat for much of KAKEland. Sunday’s temperatures will drop from the upper 60s through the day and it will be windy.