First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Nestor has formed; severe weather still possible Monday

First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Nestor has formed; severe weather still possible Monday
The weekend looks okay, despite clouds streaming in from the Gulf low that will be pushing NE toward the Florida Panhandle by Saturday (Source: WLBT)

After another chilly start, temperatures will be slightly warmer this afternoon than the mid-upper 60s we experienced yesterday. Expect highs in the low 70s in most locations, with high clouds and sunshine. Newly formed, Tropical Storm Nestor will continue to move to the NE into the weekend, bringing wind and rain impacts to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi where Tropical Storm Warnings remain in place for the coastal waters. Although we could see a stray shower or two today and tomorrow from this, we shouldn’t see much out of this system locally.

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Posted by Meteorologist Rachel Coulter on Friday, October 18, 2019

Winds will be shifting out the south into the weekend, however, so anticipate warmer temperatures Saturday and Sunday with highs topping out around 80 degrees. This trend will carry into Monday afternoon before our next cold front moves into the state. This will be a strong front, bringing gusty winds out ahead of a line of showers and storms expected to arrive during the day. Scattered severe storms will be possible as this line pushes through, with damaging wind gusts, hail & even a few, brief tornadoes possible. As we are still a few days out, be sure to stay tuned for timing/strength updates as we get closer!

Behind the cold front, temperatures will fall back into the low 50s by Tuesday morning... Plenty of sunshine and cooler than average conditions will prevail through Thursday!

Rachel's Friday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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