Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Almost in the Clear From the Severe

(5:50pm Tuesday) Cold air was a welcomed spoiler for severe weather development today. As I write this, the rain is still pouring at a steady rate all around the Pine Belt, but the chance for severe weather is shrinking by the second. While we did reach a record high temp of 77 degrees in Hattiesburg, a blast of cold air was just behind the leading edge of the squall line. In fact, we saw temps drop about 15 degrees in less then an hour as the showers got here.

Officially, George, Perry, Greene and Stone counties remain under a Tornado watch that will not expire until 7:00pm. However, I think Perry county is already in the clear.

The coming days promise sunshine, but Wednesday should be a little cooler with highs in the upper 50s.

Nick Ortego

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