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Monday is very warm!

Futurecast - Monday Jan 25, 2021 at 3 PM
Futurecast - Monday Jan 25, 2021 at 3 PM(WTOK)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 4:28 AM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - UPDATE 8:00 AM: After looking through the latest data, an isolated strong to severe storm cannot be ruled out, roughly between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. The chances of seeing a severe storm is very low, but if a storm does get to severe strength, then a 60 mph wind gust is the primary threat. A weak tornado also cannot be ruled out.

PRIOR DISCUSSION BELOW:

Happy Monday! It is going to be feeling like spring today. Temperatures as you head out the door this morning are in the mid-60s, and today’s high temperatures look to climb into the mid-70s! A cold front will bring a few showers throughout the morning and into the early-afternoon. Shower and storms activity looks to increase late this afternoon and into the early evening. Despite the warm temperatures, severe weather is not expected. I still can’t rule out a stronger storm with 40 mph wind gusts as the threat.

Even without the help of storms, it is going to be windy today. Winds will be sustained between 10 and 20 mph from the southerly direction. Winds could occasionally gust as high as 30 mph. Winds will die down somewhat overnight, but winds could still gust between 20 and 25 mph tonight. Any thunder threat will end before midnight, afterwards we’ll just see some scattered showers through daybreak on Tuesday.

Tuesday looks to be mostly dry, but a few showers cannot be ruled out in southeastern portions of our area, mainly into southern Choctaw County. Rain chances will pick up again by Wednesday, but most of the rain will stay south of I-20/59. Thunder will also be possible on Wednesday, but severe weather is once again not expected. Temperatures will cool-off heading into Thursday and Friday.

We’ll see lots of sunshine on both Thursday and Friday. Morning lows will return to around freezing by Friday morning. High temperatures both days will be in the 50s. We’ll start to warm things back into the 60s this weekend as another cold front approaches the area. Isolated showers will be possible during the daytime on Saturday, but rain chances will pick up heading into Sunday. Severe weather is once again not expected with this weekend’s frontal passage.

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