Saturday, February 8 Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

Clouds were stubborn to break up today amidst a very moist atmosphere along with warmer air. However, we did manage to make it into the mid 50s across East Mississippi and West Alabama. As we head into the overnight hours the main concern is fog developing as our temperatures drop near freezing. Some locations may have freezing fog as well as dense fog. Fog should be quick to lift by around 8 am tomorrow morning, leaving us with partly sunny skies before more clouds moved in from the west ahead of our next system.

After Sunday, the forecast gets tricky not so much temperatures, but in the form of precipitation. Models are slowly coming into agreement with the cold arctic air making its way into Mississippi/Alabama, the only concern is how far does the cold air make it before the rain ends.

As of now the forecast is looking for most of the viewing area to just experience cold rain as I don't think the colder air will have made it's way that far south. The best chance for any form of freezing rain/sleet will be North of I-20. North of Highway 16 will almost certainly see freezing rain/sleet as we head into late Monday Evening/Early Tuesday. The only issue is how far does the cold air make it between Highway 16 to Interstate 20, my best educated guess would be North of Union (Highway 492) may see some freezing rain as temperatures fall early Tuesday morning. The forecast could certainly change, but that is how it is looking now.

The rainy weather will stick around with us until Wednesday, where we will start to dry out into the late afternoon early evening hours. From there on until our next system, clouds will slowly begin to decrease leaving us with warmer days and ample amounts of sunshine.


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