First Alert Forecast: Stray storm chance today, better chance arrives Wednesday evening...

ALERT DAY issued for Wednesday PM as severe weather is possible

First Alert Forecast: Stray storm chance today, better chance arrives Wednesday evening...
Line Of Strong Storms Shifts Across Central Mississippi Through Late Wednesday into Early Thursday (Source: WLBT)

Partly cloudy skies tonight with temperatures in the 50s and 60s with just a brief shower possible. Wednesday will be windy and warm with highs in the lower 80s. Showers and thunderstorms will approach and move through during the evening or early overnight period. Severe weather is possible as we are under a slight risk category, or a 2 out of 5, with 5 being the highest. An alert day for Wednesday night is in effect. Damaging wind is likeliest, followed by the threat of tornadoes and damaging hail. The line of storms will be long gone by Thursday morning, but the atmosphere will remain unstable, so more storms are possible late Friday into early Saturday. This poses another severe threat, which we are monitoring. Regardless, the weekend looks nice, sunny, and warm, after Saturday’s morning shower threat. Highs throughout the forecast will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. South wind at 10mph tonight and 15mph Wednesday with much higher gusts, especially at night. Average high is 74 and the average low is 50. Sunrise is 6:41am and the sunset is 7:25pm.

We’ll briefly dry out into Thursday, but additional heavy rain and storms will return to the area Friday through Saturday morning. A few strong storms do look possible, but we’ll be able to fine tune that risk as we get a little closer. Fortunately, the rest of the weekend looks to remain dry and warm before another chance of rain returns at the end of the 7-day forecast!

Dave Roberts

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Chief Meteorologist

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