Wednesday, April 24 Forecast Discussion

The rain has basically ended for everyone at this point and skies will continue to clear as we work through the overnight hours and be left with a beautiful Thursday as high pressure moves over top of us. It will still influence our weather for Friday, warming us back toward 80 before a potentially rainy period arrives.

Saturday into the middle of next week is a tricky forecast as an upper level low is forecast to move over the area. Models are not handling this feature well, and I think are overdoing precipitation chances, especially into next week. With that said, since all models are showing about the same thing, it is tough to ignore. The rainiest day of the next 7 looks to be Saturday as the upper level low and a weak cold front work through, igniting some showers and storms. Severe weather does not look likely.

Then a front is forecast to stall over or just south of us and be an impetus for showers and storms well into next week. I am not buying a lot of the rain chances for next week at this point as models show an upper level high pressure building in, which makes storm initiation quite difficult. For now, I will leave small rain chances in the forecast to start the week, but am not confident they will materialize at this point.


WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204547391 - wtok.com/a?a=204547391