Sally made landfall earlier this morning and continues to weaken as the storm moves NE... Unfortunately, spots along the AL and FL coastline have seen 20-30+ inches of rainfall and could still pick up more as the system slowly moves away. 8-12″ of rain can even be anticipated into parts of Central Alabama, Georgia, & the Carolinas!
The good news for us here in Central/SW Mississippi is that we are far enough west of the storm that we’ve only been dealing with breezy conditions and a few downpours... Rain chances through the rest of the day look fairly limited, but wind gusts of 20-30mph will be possible.
A cold front will be sinking south through the region by the end of the work week, successfully clearing the area to the south by the start of the weekend. This is good news for our forecast as high pressure will be in control to our NE and cooler, drier conditions will stick with us through the weekend and into the start of next week! Highs in the low-mid 80s and lows near 60° are in the forecast through much of the 7-day forecast.
We’ll keep an eye on a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, however, that does have a high threat of tropical development over the next 5 days... Although local impacts aren’t expected at this time, we’ll have to watch trends closely to see how far north it will travel. Can’t entirely rule out rain here just yet. Stay tuned!
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