November 30, 2006 Leave a comment
Good Afternoon! The wintry mess continues for parts of the Midwest. Some communities are expecting up to ¼” of ice and nearly a foot of snow accumulation. The national satellite and radar imagery looks very impressive this afternoon as a large swath of snow is back over Parts of Oklahoma and entering Arkansas. Right now the temperature in Vicksburg, MS is 69-degrees and the temperature in Shreveport is 39-degrees. The arctic front we’ve talked about is currently shifting through central Louisiana. The movement of the front will increase speed as low-pressure shifts across southern Missouri.
Right now we have a warm and moist air mass is in place. Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed and it looks like this activity will increase in coverage tonight. Right now a severe thunderstorm watch is in place for north Mississippi and we are under a slight risk for severe weather. Some of the storms through the early evening could produce some gusty winds. Regardless of the thunderstorm wind gusts, the breeze will still be howling tonight. A wind advisory is in place for the entire area. We will have a south wind becoming northwest at 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
The rain will move out early tomorrow morning and look for the sharp drop in temperatures. We will stay in the 40s all day tomorrow and at daybreak tomorrow, higher elevations over north Alabama could have a few icy spots developing. If you have early morning travel plans north towards Memphis or Nashville, be sure to give your self some extra driving time just to be on the safe side. We will all be above freezing tomorrow and I am expecting some afternoon sunshine. The wind component will be the big factor, as it will add quite a chill. The sky will be clear tonight, with a low at or just below freezing.
You can expect a long stretch of dry weather through at-least next Thursday. Temperatures will stay in the 50s over the next several days and we could have a couple of nights, with lows in the mid 20s. Another blast of cold air is expected to keep us in the 40s on Monday and we will have a low near 25-degrees.
Join us tonight!
Updated by: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt