Wednesday, June 13 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

A line of storms moved through the area this afternoon to bring some gusty winds and heavy rain. Those storms will continue to drift south and exit, but a stray shower or storm will be possible overnight with more storms firing Thursday morning and lasting through the day. We will see a similar thing for Friday with a later start to storms, likely around noon, with storms lasting into the evening. It will be a close call for a dry State Games Opening Ceremony in downtown Meridian Friday.

Rain chances drop off to pop-up chances Saturday and Father's Day as high pressure builds into the region. We were concerned about a tropical wave that may bring rain our way, but models today suggest that any rain close to us will likely not come any farther east than Southwest Mississippi. As a result, I will drop rain chances back to the pop-up variety for Sunday.

We should be dry Monday through Wednesday as high pressure gains control and temperatures warm through the lower 90s. We may see enough moisture and heat to allow for pop-up storms Wednesday, but that is too far out to include pop-up chances at this point as the ridge may hold to keep us dry.