StormTracker forecast…Instead of rainfall this morning, we’re waking up to patchy dense fog. Be sure to add extra time to your commute and use your low beams. A warm front will continue to lift to the north, eventually making it to South/Central Mississippi – this is where the heaviest of the rain is expected today. An approaching cold front will begin to push this boundary back to the south, which will lead to numerous showers and storms. Rain chance will top out around 60%. A strong storm or two will be possible later today and tonight. The threats would be heavy rain and gusty wind. As the front slides through tonight and early Wednesday, we will likely see periods of showers and storms. Lingering cloud cover is likely on Wednesday until high pressure settles in. Highs on Wednesday through Friday will be in the 70s. The coolest day will be on Thursday. Thursday and Friday morning will be cool and crisp with temperatures sitting in the 50s.
Rain chances this weekend and early next week will all depend on where a disturbance, currently located over the Yucatan Peninsula, will ultimately end up. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a low chance for formation once it’s in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. The disturbance may be pulled northward toward the northern and central Gulf of Mexico, which in turn, would lead to some heavy rainfall where it ends up, whether it were to form or not. We will keep a close watch on it.