MONDAY: The first of two systems due into the region this week will make progress across the state through the morning hours. A line of showers and storms will continue to move through the area through the day. Expect highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s after a warm start in the 60s. More opportunities for rain and storms will emerge as the front begins to stall to our south. Lows will be in the 60s.
TUESDAY: The stalled front will begin to head back northward as warm front through the day – still yielding an opportunity for scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. A few storms could be strong as the warm front makes its way across the region. Temperatures will continue to creep back up into the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm front will continue to lift over the area through the overnight period ahead, setting the stage for the potential for severe weather Wednesday.
EXTENDED FORECAST: An ALERT DAY is in place for Wednesday as a potent storm system makes its way into central and southwest Mississippi – all modes of severe weather, featuring strong winds, hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. Timing for the system will bring the risk for severe weather higher through the afternoon and evening hours as a front slips by the region. In the wake of it, we’ll trend cooler to round out the work week with highs returning to the 60s, lows in the 40s as approach the official beginning of Spring on Saturday.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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