Thursday, March 14 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Tornado Watch until 7pm for Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Noxubee, Winston, and Pickens Counties.

Storms are moving through the area this afternoon and evening with the potential to be strong to severe with hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado. Storms will lose their energy after sunset with showers lingering into the overnight. As the front slowly exits, some showers will remain possible mainly along and south of Interstate 20 through the morning hours on Friday before we all clear out.

Temperatures will be interesting on Friday as we will have two chances to reach our high - one at midnight and one again in the afternoon. If we keep the warmer temperatures this evening as I am expecting, our high will be at midnight in the upper 60s. If not, we have those two chances at lower 60s for Friday.

Once this system exits, skies will remain partly cloudy to mostly sunny through the weekend as moisture hangs around with temperatures much colder as we will be in the 50s for highs on Saturday and near 60 on Sunday with lows in the 30s Sunday morning. It is possible some northern locations could see some frost Sunday morning.

Sunshine dominates the forecast for next week as clouds could stay away until Thursday when we get a cold front to glace off our area to bring some clouds, and perhaps a shower but that is too far out and too low a chance to mention at this point. Highs will remain below average as we head through next week with us dry likely until next weekend.