Julia Weiden's Forecast
Happy Memorial Day! The second half of the weekend has proved to be an active one, and some of you may be considering taking your outdoor plans and moving them inside. Here's what you need to know.
Memorial Day: First of all, the rain and thunder that passed through Sunday evening and last night is mostly over with. We had training heavy rain, meaning that downpours kept passing over the same areas without letting up. As a result Flash Flood Warnings were issued for Hinds, Madison, Rankin, and Yazoo Counties, but the warning has since expired. Just take extra caution traveling through these areas today as you may come across some standing water.
During the day the atmosphere will become increasingly unstable, meaning that conditions will be right for shower and thunderstorm development. While it shouldn't be an all day washout, and you should see dry time during the day, your BBQ may get interrupted at times by passing downpours. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and hail. The threat for tornadoes is low. Otherwise today, expect the high temperatures to reach the low 80s. Winds will be breezy out of the southeast, up to 20 mph.
This Evening: A greater threat for severe weather begins this evening in the western portion of the state. We're expecting a squall line to pass through tonight from west to east. The biggest concerns are for heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail. A tornado can't be ruled out.
Looking Ahead: We'll have several days with active weather! During the Tuesday morning commute the rain and storm threat should be ending, but scattered afternoon rain and thunder will be on the map. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Occasional showers and storms will be around Wednesday through the weekend with high temperatures in the mid and high 80s and a muggy feel.