StormTracker Forecast…Happy New Year! The day will consist of clouds and perhaps a spotty shower, but most areas stay dry until our next system arrives. An area of low pressure and a deep surge of tropical moisture will lead to a heavy rain threat starting early Thursday morning through Friday morning, which may lead to some nuisance flooding in low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding. Keep this mind if you will be on the roads during any point on Thursday.
Widespread rainfall totals are expected to be around 1-3″ with locally higher amounts exceeding 3-4″. The heaviest rainfall swaths look to be in Southwest and South-Central Louisiana and through Southwest Mississippi, which is currently highlighted in the Weather Prediction Center’s Excessive Rainfall Outlook. WPC has placed a good portion of the area under a Slight Risk for excessive rainfall on Thursday.
Isolated severe storms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours on Thursday, but overall, the severe weather threat is low. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. The threat will be for damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado. Thursday will be a weather aware day.
Thankfully, a front will swing in on Friday, which will help clear us out and dry us out in time for the first weekend of 2020. Showers early morning and then another round of light rain later in the day. Rain comes to an end by Friday night. The weekend will feature plenty of sunshine, dry conditions, and temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
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