Friday, February 27, 2009

Storms Tonight then Flurries Possible

First...we must think about tonight. Temps in the upper 70's and dewpoint in the mid 60's is definitely foundation of our instability, which will continue to remain as we start the night. I expect a cold front to push through early Satuday morning, and this will set off a line of thunderstorms sweeping through South Mississippi. My main concern right now is the impact of damaging wind and hail. Some meteorologist have also added wording of a potential tornado or two, but most of my thinking is sticking with wind/hail.

After the cold front pushes through Saturday morning we will quickly be on our way to experiencing a very chilly North wind. The advancing cold front will allow us to reach a high temperature at the start of the day and progressivley get colder through the afternoon and night. Now, what could happen Saturday night?

Our placement after the Low Pressure system moves through puts us in an area capable of seeing snow flurries. Cold Air will definitely be filtering in from our Northwest behind the front, and the accumulated snow within the Central Plains will help keep the air cold as it drifts into our region. But we also need moisture for snow, right? Yes for any precip you need moisture, but the cold front will be removing a lot of moisture. I'm seeing that any left behind moisture looks to be to our northeast, and these areas should see the moisture squeezed out in the form of snow flurries. What is the timing on this? Flurries could be falling Saturday night and into early Sunday morning.

So at the end of the day I'm seeing the best chance of "snow flurries" (no accumulation expected) in the Northeast Quadrant of our viewing area. Meridian seems to have a good shot of snow flurries, and any of the towns close to Meridian have a good shot.

Check in tonight at 10p and Saturday at 6p and 10p for more updates! Thanks for reading! Feel free to email me at tcade@wdam.com

1 comment:

Hurricane City said...

Temp's over the state will be falling today into the 30's in central and south Mississippi and the 20's over the north part of the state. Light rain may briefly mix with light sleet before changing over to light snow late tonight and early Sunday morning. Snowfall accumulation will total less than one inch and mainly on grassy surfaces over Central Mississippi. However North Mississippi may see 1 to 3 inches of Snow before it's all over. On the other hand South Mississippi will see NO accumulation's of snow tonight.

The potent upper level low that will bring the chance of wintry mix will shift east into Alabama Sunday morning and ending the snow from the northwest. Sunday is expected to be very windy with Northwest winds of 15 to 20 MPH with guests to 30 MPH combined with Temperatures in the 30s will make it feel brisk tonight into Sunday morning.

Here is a Re-Cap of the Weather Forecast for the Pine Belt Today and Tonight....


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 54 by 5pm. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight, mostly far north of the Pine Belt. Only a slight chance of a flurry for the Pine Belt south to the Gulf Coast after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 52. North northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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-Louis