Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

The weather turned out just as expected today, with lots of clouds in the area and a good coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Once again, strong thunderstorms have been impacting east Mississippi this afternoon. A very intense line of thunderstorms has produced widespread tree damage over the Magnolia State. A thunderstorm may develop near Livingston and Linden, but that is about it. I’m expecting some patchy showers to linger during the early evening hours and then press southward as dry air settles into the state. There is one band of rain swinging out of east Mississippi that could bring us a brief period of light rain, but that will be the end of the rain for quite a while.

The airport as usual reported a very small rain total 0.01.” However, less than a mile away in Hunters Crossing our weather watcher reported nearly ¾ of an inch of rain and that also, agrees with the Northwood Lake report of 0.71.” According to records, the airport hasn’t measured an inch of rain since April 26th. I sure will be glad when the National Weather Service installs new ASOS stations in surrounding counties, so we can get a better understanding of the climatology in West Alabama.

Tonight the clouds will linger with some patchy fog possible after midnight. A light northerly breeze will be in place, with lows in the 60s. Tomorrow and Thursday will be dry days and it won’t feel nearly as humid. Highs will be near the 90-degree mark, with lots of sunshine expected. Another large high pressure ridge will build over the state and put us right back in the dry weather setup through the start of next week. A weakness in the ridge over North Alabama late Sunday and Monday could help spark an afternoon thunderstorm. Otherwise, I don’t see a rain that could benefit the entire air within the next seven days.

Join us tonight at five, six, and ten for more details! Wes Wyatt
WVUA-TV Chief Meteorologist