First Alert Forecast: TS Beta likely to bring impacts by mid week

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - It’s feeling pretty nice outside this evening with most of us in the 70′s. A few spots are already seeing upper 60′s in our southern counties. Tonight, lows will be in the middle 60′s with mostly cloudy skies. A few light rain showers can’t be ruled out, but for the most part it will be quiet for majority of us. Tomorrow, it will be cooler with highs in the middle 70′s with more clouds around the area. Depending on who sees more cloud cover and rain will likely be cooler compared to areas that see a little more sun. Better rain chances will enter the forecast beginning tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week deepening on what TS Beta does. As of tonight, we haven’t see many changes in Beta’s forecast track. We will likely see Beta make landfall in Texas before turning to the NE. As Beta moved farther inland, the system is expected to weaken quite a bit and only be a remnant low by the time it gets to MS.

As Beta moves inland, we will also see a warm front move through the area along with the system helping to create rain. The biggest concern for us still remains to be the heavy rain fall. 3-5″ could be possible with locally high amount over the week. Flash flooding is a possibility. Gusty and breezy conditions are expected though the week as well. If we remain on the eastern side of Beta, we could have a low threat for a spin up tornado. The good news about this upcoming week is below average temperatures are still expected. The disturbance over FL now has a 0 % chance for development which is more good news. By the end of the 7 day forecast, we could potentially se tracking a cold front that could drop through the area by the next week.

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