Well our big story this week in the weather center is our forecast for rain! Yes, we have a rain forecast. It has been more than 2 weeks since we have seen a drop of rain, but in fact today we actually have seen plenty of rain for Stone County and parts of Forrest/Lamar/Marion counties. A front is making headway through the Oklahoma/Arkansas region today and is expected to push through here on Tuesday. Although Wednesday we still might see some lingering showers and even Thursday might see a drop or two.
One interesting note about this event is the thunderstorm activity. Heavy rain is expected tomorrow from about 8am till mid-day (then on and off throughout the rest of the day), but we will definitely see some lightening mixed in with the rain. I have only seen a few wind damage reports from today's activity in the Ozarks, but I know we could still see some thunder and lightening.
Wow do we need the rain. I think I simply excited to know we are finally starting to get into the mix of our usual Fall-like Fronts pushing through. After this front tomorrow, we will see another major front push through next Sunday/Monday. More to come later.
Some new updates:
Tropical Storm Marco was just named off the far south shore of Mexico. The 13th named storm of the 2008 season doesn't seem like a major threat to the Continental U.S. as it will meander around Central America for awhile.