Lots of weather changes ahead, including the possibility for severe storms...
For the rest of this afternoon, a few hit and miss showers or storms are possible, but like previous days, the coverage will be limited. Otherwise, a mix of sun & clouds and very warm with highs in the low to middle 80s!
As we've mentioned throughout this week, there is a potential for strong to severe storms Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves across the state. The primary severe threats include hail and damaging straight line wind. At this point, the wind profile looks unfavorable for tornado development, but this is April in Mississippi and the unexpected does happen. Bottom line, this is not a set-up for a widespread tornado outbreak, but something we'll need to closely monitor as the system evolves. The storms will move across the state within a squall line that should arrive in Central and South Mississippi late tomorrow afternoon and evening, generally between 7pm and 11pm. Due to the loss of daytime heating after sunset, the storms will progressively weaken as they move into South Mississippi.
After the front passes, dry and very pleasant air arrives. Sunshine returns Saturday, and with low humidity and highs near 70, it will feel awfully nice! For Easter Day, clouds increase throughout the morning in advance of a disturbance. Unfortunately, based on the latest model data, showers are looking more likely than previously thought. While we aren't expecting a wash-out, be prepared for a passing shower at any point.