Julia Weiden's Tuesday Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
AM Commute: Skies are mostly cloudy through the AM and temperatures are very mild for this time of year in the 70s. That's 30 degrees warmer than average. A brief, light shower is possible. Winds are blustery out of the south at 15-25 mph.
This Afternoon: Winds continue to pick up in intensity, gusting up to 40 mph at times. Isolated rain and thunderstorms are possible. We will have to watch any isolated thunderstorms for their potential to produce tornadoes. It will be a warm, muggy, and gusty day with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.
This Evening and Tonight: This is the time frame we need to be on alert for severe weather! A band of rain and thunder approaches from the west, reaching the Mississippi river within a few hours after sundown (4:59pm). From there the storm races to the east end of the state by 7am, impacting most of central Mississippi in the middle of the night. The greatest concerns are strong winds, heavy downpours with flash flooding, and a brief tornado.
Wednesday: Rain and storms will be east of I-55 during the morning commute. Showers end by midday and the sun comes out. It will be a pleasant afternoon with temperatures in the mid and upper 60s.
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