Thursday 10/31 Forecast Discussion

A Tornado Watch is in effect for all Mississippi Counties except Wayne until 7pm tonight.

Storms have been advancing into the western portion of Mississippi, and as of 2pm, are approaching the Jackson metro area. Storms have weakened the last hour or so on radar, but are starting to show some signs of reorganizing and re-strengthening. These will be watched closely as they move eastward and begin to impact us locally as we move through the late afternoon/early evening. The main threat is damaging winds with a secondary threat of flooding possible where storms train or remain over the same location. The tornado threat is not high, but it is also non-zero as the atmosphere is conducive to form some quick spin-up tornadoes, which it has already done back in Louisiana.

The storms should exit/dissipate after sunset but the rain will linger into the overnight. Rain will come to an end by sunrise on Friday and leave us with a beautiful day with much less humid conditions. Temperatures will then take a dip on Saturday and Sunday as cooler air filters in from the north. Lows will again drop into the mid to upper 30s as we move to start next week.

We will remain dry until the later portion of next week when our next cold front will arrive and give us a chance at rain.

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