Monday Morning: Dodging showers and storms today; Severe weather threat on Wednesday

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StormTracker Forecast...After a pleasant weekend, the weather pattern is becoming more unsettled. We will be dodging scattered showers and isolated storms today. A gusty storm or two will be possible. Otherwise, expect a cloudy, warm, and humid day with highs in the mid-70s. Areas of fog may develop late in the day or evening. Passing showers are possible overnight, along with areas of fog. Temperatures will only drop into the mid-60s by Tuesday morning.

Rain chances will be around 40-50% on Tuesday, which means rain coverage will be scattered in nature. Afternoon temperatures will continue to trend well-above normal for this time of year. Rain chances will be at their highest on Wednesday and Wednesday night as the system begins to track toward the Gulf Coast. A few strong to severe storms may develop. The Storm Prediction Center currently has our area under a Slight (threat level 2 out of 5) and Enhanced Risk (3 of 5) for severe storms late Wednesday afternoon through daybreak on Thursday. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts as a squall line passes through the area, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The rain chance is around 70% for Wednesday and Wednesday night. Rainfall totals look to be up to 1.00-1.50″ through Thursday, with locally higher amounts, especially close to the LA/MS state line. Stay weather aware!

Valentine’s Day will be much brighter and cooler! You’ll want to pack the warm blankets for any picnics. Afternoon temperatures will only be in the upper 50s. Jackets and coats will be needed for any evening plans, whether it’s for the parade or Valentine’s date, as temperatures dip into the 40s. We will be dodging showers and storms this weekend, so if you’re heading to any parades, be sure to keep the rain gear close by!

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