Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring like weather for most of the week..but...

A cool front will push through the state later today and a few showers and thunderstorms may develop out ahead of it. After the front clears our area later this evening, we will see clearing skies tonight with lows in the mid 40s. Nice weather is forecast Tuesday through Friday with highs in the lower 70s and most lows in the 40s except upper 30s on Wednesday morning. Another front will approach the area on Saturday and bring with it a chance for showers and thunderstorms. After that front moves through we will see a return to much cooler weather next week with even the possibility of some light freezes ! Rex

Friday, February 25, 2011

Much needed rain in the area overnight !

Finally, some much needed rain fell in portions of our area overnight. We collected .75" in our bucket.Clearing is forecast for today with highs in the lower 70s. Mostly clear skies tonight with lows in the lower 40s. Sunny on Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. A new frontal system will have an impact on our weather beginning Sunday but it looks like the main activity with this system will remain to our north. Although we can't rule out for sure any severe weather in our area on Sunday and Sunday night, it does appear that we will escape the worst of this system. Slightly cooler and drier weather is on tap for most of next week. Have a great weekend ! Rex

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Much needed rain after expected after midnight !

Two seperate weather systems will affect our area over the course of the next several days. The first system will arrive later tonight with the best chances for showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some of the storms could be heavy but I expect the more severe type storms will remain north of our area. Friday and Saturday promises to be nice with sunny skies and pleasant temps. On Sunday, a very potent weather system will approach the state from the west and it will likely be produce several rounds of severe weather for much of our area. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible with this system Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. Stay abreast to the latest forecast beginning late Saturday! Rex

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Much needed rain headed for the area.

Over the next seven days, we will have two seperate weather systems bring a chance for some much needed rain to the Pine Belt. The first, weaker front will bring a 20% chance for showers and possible thunderstorms during the day on Thursday, but those chances will increase to 60% Thursday night and some of storms may be on the heavy side. That system will move through quickly and sunny skies will return for Friday and Saturday. On Monday of next week, a more powerful system will move through the area bringing with it the possibility of severe weather Monday and Monday night followed by much cooler air on Tuesday. Stay tuned ! Rex

Monday, February 21, 2011

Little rain expected for the next week.

The seven day forecast for today through next Sunday indicates only a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Thursday and then a slight chance for rain again on Saturday. Although the days are nice and the nights are mild temperature wise, we certainly could stand some more rain. If you have plans to burn anything outdoors please keep a water hose nearby and pay very close atttention to the fire. Looking ahead into next week, there is the possibility or better chances for rain ! Let's hope so ! Rex

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not much rain is site !

With the current weather pattern in place, expect more of the same type weather for the area for at least the next seven days. We do add a slight chance for shower next Monday, but those chances are slim at best. Expect highs to continue to be mainly in the 70s and lows in the 50s, but we could hit 80 on Monday. At this time, we do not see any really cold air headed our way. Rex

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring like weather on the way !

A weather pattern change will come to North America beginning this weekend resulting in much warmer temps across the eastern portions of the nation. After being in the deep freeze for most of the winter, this change will likely put smiles on many faces. This winter was predicted to be warmer and drier in the deep South due to the La Nina weather pattern that was going on at the time as was forecast to last through the winter. Well, as we all know, weather is weather and it will do what it want's to-not what we forecast it to do. So basically, the weather ignored the La Nina and brought very cold air to most of the nation east of the Rockies. The La Nina now appears to be weakening and that is one of the reasons why we will see a pattern change to much warmer conditons over the next several weeks. What happens in March remains to be seen. Have a great weekend ! Rex

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cold now but warming trend on the way !!!

We are in for a few more days of chilly days and cold nights but by the weekend we will see a much needed warming trend underway. Under sunny skies expect highs on Saturday to reach the upper 50s and rise to the mid 60s on Sunday. Lows will gradually come up as well, especially by next week. We are currently forecasting 71 by next Wednesday with lows in the 40s. Little if any rain is expected for the next seven days. Enjoy ! Rex

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Weather Advisories!!!!

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Jasper, Simpson, Clarke, Smith and Wayne counties beginning at 6:00 PM and ending at 3:00 AM Thursday morning. Snow accumulations of around 1 inch are expected in those areas. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect from Jackson north the the Tennessee state line for this afternoon and tonight. Please check road conditions in those areas before heading in that direction. For the rest of the Pine Belt, light rain is forecast to develop this afternoon with highs in the mid 5os. The rain is forecast to become mixed with or change to light snow before ending after midnight. This is still a developing weather situation and resident are urged to listen to later forecasts. Rex

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Still a mix of rain and snow possible for the area.

Light rain is forecast to move into the Pine Belt Wednesday afternoon. The rain is expected to become heavier into the evening as temps continue to fall. A rain and snow mix will likely develop in our area before midnight and may linger into the early morning hours of Thursday. At this time there are no winter weather adviories for our viewing area, but there is a winter storm watch for portions of central and northern Mississippi. We will continue to monitor this developing weather situation and update the forecast as needed. Rex

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weather expected for middle of the week.

As it stands right now, a low pressure area is forecast to develop in the gulf on Wednesday. Cold air is forecast to be arriving in south Mississippi at about the same time. If, and the big word is if, there is enough cold air and moisture in place, we could see rain change over to light snow late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. This is an evolving weather event and will have to monitored closely and we will have a better handle on the situation by Tuesday. After the colder weather moves in it should quickly modify and we could see temps rising to the upper 60s by Sunday. Rex

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter weather event ending...but...

Our current winter weather event is coming to a close and we expect all warnings to be lifted by 9:00 am. The weather for today will pretty much be a cold rain with highs around 40. Cloudy tonight with lows in the upper 20s. Mostly sunny on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s and lows that night in the upper 20s. Super Bowl Sunday looks great with sunny skies and highs around 60 and lows that night in the upper 30s. Slight chance for a shower on Monday with highs in the lower 50s and lows back into the upper 20s. Sunny on Tuesday with highs in the upper 50s and lows near 40. Now to the interesting part. Weather models are hinting at the possibility of a major snow storm to strike the gulf coastal region beginning next Wednesday night into Thursday followed by what could be the coldest weather that we have seen so far this winter !!! PLEASE keep in mind that this forecast is about a week away and much could change but keep the idea in the back of your minds. It has been one crazy winter for the United States, so nothing would suprise me at this point ! Have a great weekend !! Rex

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weather conditions deteriorating fast in south MS !

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, weather and road conditions are beginning to deteriorate. There are cars reportly off the road on I-55 at the Bogue Chitto exit and bridges along highway 49 and 54 in Magee beginning to ice over. Rex

Winter Storm Warning !!

Most of the viewing area is now under a Winter Storm Warning until midnight. Expect periods of rain, freezing rain and sleet throughout the day. Accumulations are expected to range from 1/4 to 1/2 inch and this could cause travel problems. Highs today will remain in the 30s. We have more on this developing weather event as details become available. Rex

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter weather event possible for our area !

Cold air is in place across the Pine Belt and is forecast to remain here for the next several days. Several weather computer models are indicating the possibility of a winter weather event here in our area beginning after midnight tonight and lasting into Tursday and possibly Friday. At this time it appears the most likely event would be a possible ice storm. This is a develping weather situation and residents are urged to closley monitor future forecasts as more data become available. Rex

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Severe weather possible this afternoon followed by colder weather.

A strong cold front will sweep through the Pine Belt this afternoon and early evening bringing with it the possibility of heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. It appears the best time frame for the worst weather willl be between 3:00 and 8:00 pm. Today will also be very windy with gusts as high as 30 mph possible in the afternoon. After the front passes through early this evening, storms will end and much colder air will flow into south Mississippi with lows dropping to the upper 20s and winds out of the northwest at 15-25 mph making it feel even colder. After a brief break on Wednesday, a low pressure area is forecast to develop in the gulf and cold air is expected to be in place in our area and this could result in some type of winter weather event Thursday and Friday. Please keep posted on the latest weather developments this afternoon and on Thursday and Friday. Rex