Severe Storms Possible this Weekend

Today saw high clouds build in ahead of our next system and rain showers beginning to advance in our direction. Western portions of Mississippi may see a sprinkle this evening, but our rain should hold off until sunrise Friday. Rain should be off and on through the day on Friday and also on Saturday.

What is beginning to take shape is the potential for severe weather both days. Friday's main concern will be the potential for big hail storms, like what we saw earlier this week. Saturday ushers in all types of severe weather possible, including tornadoes.

An upper level trough will swing through the area late in the day on Saturday. As it moves over, we will be in the area of the jet stream that is favorable for uplift. With cold temperatures above us, hail will be a threat along with some damaging winds, but if our dew points can spike into the upper 60s Saturday evening, it may make it more conducive for tornadoes to form. We already are under the risk for severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center, and they may increase our chances as we get closer.

This system will exit Sunday morning and colder air will return for most of next week. It will feel very much like winter with highs staying in the 50s until the middle of next week.

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