Mississippi State University Weather

Warm Temperatures, Storms Likely For Super Bulldog Weekend

Warm Temperatures, Storms Likely For Super Bulldog Weekend

Apr 18, 2024

If you haven’t been a fan of the above normal temperatures, you’re in luck. Some relief is on the way but, you will just have to wait a few more days. Temperatures will continue to be above normal until this weekend, as highs will dip into the upper 50s for Sunday. These will be below average for this time of the year. TODAY AND TONIGHT Spotty showers are still expected during the late afternoon hours. It won’t be a total washout as you’re heading home for your evening commute or sporting activities. Tonight, a cold front moves into the region giving way to some thunderstorms. Lows tonight will dip into the upper 50s. These storms do have the potential to be severe, as the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk put out for the area. Damaging winds and heavy rain are the main threats. SUPER BULLDOG WEEKEND The 3-game series between Mississippi State and Auburn baseball is expected to begin at 6pm on Friday. First pitch, you can expect mostly cloudy skies. So, a light sweater might be suitable as the winds may cause the temps to feel a degree or two colder. Low temperatures will reach the 60s with a north wind at 5 mph. Saturday into Sunday, rain percentages will range from 50-70%, so be sure to bring an umbrella or jacket as you’re heading out to any of the sporting events. After these rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, a high pressure will gradually begin to slide into the region Sunday. This is bringing dry conditions and cool temperatures into Monday with lows being in the 40s. Temperatures begin to warm back up to near and above average early next...

Clouds Return Monday and for the Rest of the Week after a “Picture Perfect” Weekend

Clouds Return Monday and for the Rest of the Week after a “Picture Perfect” Weekend

Apr 15, 2024

After a divine weather weekend, clouds will return on Monday and remain throughout the week. With temperatures remaining warm in the low- to mid-80s, a temperature drop is expected on Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers Tuesday night, which will linger through the rest of the workweek and into the weekend. By Thursday and Friday, we will see rain chances persist throughout the day. So, if you’re planning on attending either some Bulldog or Yellow Jacket baseball, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to come prepared with some rain gear, just in case. With that being said, the chance of showers will begin to increase throughout the weekend as a cold front passes through on Saturday. Today into Tomorrow Night We are having a beautiful Monday to begin the workweek, as temperatures sit around the low 80s. A light wind blowing at 6-8 mph from the south will continue throughout the day and into the night. Temperatures will cool off into the low 60s Monday night, and cloud cover will build up and remain throughout the night and into Tuesday, making Tuesday a rather cloudy day. Temperatures will peak in the low 80s again on Tuesday, but winds will blow southerly, and vary from 6-16 mph, with gusts reaching 25 mph, as showers move into our area. By late Tuesday night, a chance of rain is expected. Slight Rain Chances Persist Throughout the Week These southerly winds are also blowing moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico, effectively raising our dew point temperatures, thus making it a quite humid week. We will see a chance of rain is expected after 2 pm come Thursday. Come Friday, if you’ve made plans to go out and about in the morning, or you’re just walking to class, prepare for some showers. Temperatures will remain in the 80s throughout the week until Saturday night, where a cold front will then blow through, cooling us down, and allowing us to see temperatures drop to the upper 60s. This will give the Bulldogs a rather cooler day at the Dude to wrap up the series against Auburn. Keep in mind, a chance of rain persists through Sunday. To...

Soggy and Windy Thursday, But Sunny Weekend Ahead!

Soggy and Windy Thursday, But Sunny Weekend Ahead!

Apr 11, 2024

TODAY AND TONIGHT After a rather rainy and stormy beginning to our workweek, we finally are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Northeast Mississippi has seen lots of rain over the past 24 hours, with the bulk of the rain totals in the western portion of our viewing area. Grenada and northern parts of Winona received over 7.5 inches of rain! Starkville received just over 2.5 inches of rain, and this is on top of what we already received Monday and Tuesday! Although we are out of the flood watch, it is important to remember the saying, “turn around, don’t drown”, when approaching flooded roads. A cold front will pass through during the afternoon hours, which will push any leftover rain showers out to our southeast. As the front passes, wind gusts will start to pick up, gusting over 30 mph throughout our viewing area. During the later part of the afternoon, we could see some of the greatly missed sunshine peep through those clouds! This will be a great time to take those furry friends on a walk but be sure to grab a light jacket. Due to the passing front, temperatures will have a steady drop as we go into the nighttime hours, hitting the lower 60s by 6pm. Our overnight low will be in the mid to upper 40s, with clear skies and calming wind gusts. TOMORROW Due to a high-pressure system that will be coming from the west and stationing over parts of East Texas, Western Louisiana and along the gulf, we will start to see sunshine come into the forecast once again! High temperatures will hit 70°, with very limited cloud cover, if any at all. Overnight lows will once again drop into the mid 40s, due to clear skies and no cloud coverage being able to trap in the warmer air.  THE WEEKEND It will be all sunshine and rainbows for the weekend with temperatures increasing each day! High temperatures will near 80° on Saturday with partly cloudy skies. Sunday is when we will hit the lower 80s making it a nice day to sit out at the pool. EARLY NEXT WEEK Temperatures will continue to increase into...

Soggy Tuesday, with more rain and possible severe storms on the way

Soggy Tuesday, with more rain and possible severe storms on the way

Apr 9, 2024

TODAY & TONIGHT: We had a wet morning, and unfortunately the rest of our Tuesday is looking to be gloomy and dreary, with more rain on the way. We could potentially see a break in the rain during the evening hours, but the rain will pick back up late tonight and through the overnight hours. Some of this rain could be heavy at times and even could produce flooding in some communities. Because of this, the National Weather Service in Jackson placed northeastern Mississippi counties under a flood watch that will last through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Between now and Wednesday evening, total rain amounts are looking to be between 2 to 5 inches. Make sure to grab your umbrella! Severe storms are not expected for the rest of the afternoon and tonight but heavy rainfall is in the forecast. Temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and lower 70s due to the cloud coverage, and it could be a bit breezy at times, with winds out of the southeast at 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. By Tuesday night, temperatures will fall into the lower 60s, with rain lasting through the night. WEDNESDAY: Wednesday will be the most active day of the week, with persistent rainfall that could lead to flash flooding, as well as storms that could potentially be severe. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined most of our viewing area in an enhanced risk, a level 3 out of 5 for severe weather. Stronger severe storms could be possible towards the I-20 corridor and south in central and southern Mississippi, as they have been placed in the moderate risk, a level 4 out of 5. For us here in northeast Mississippi, all modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds up to 70 mph, hail up to golf ball size, and tornadoes. Timing for the event looks to be through the afternoon and into the evening hours as the surface low tracks east. Make sure to have a reliable way to receive warnings! Temperatures will remain in the low 70s during the day and cool down into the upper 50s at night. REST OF WEEK AND...

Quiet Now, But Storms on the Way

Quiet Now, But Storms on the Way

Apr 4, 2024

TODAY AND TONIGHT We had a much cooler start to the day with a low in the 40s but warmed up to a more seasonable temperature hitting the mid 60s. The rest of the day will be sunny and mostly pleasant, except for some wind gusts that could reach up to 25 mph. Dry weather and gusty winds creates a limited fire weather risk for some portions of our viewing area, so be cautious of open burning this afternoon. Winds will calm through the overnight hours and there will be a significant cooldown to the upper 30s. Clear night skies will keep the temperature cooler.  CALM START TO THE WEEKEND Calm conditions are to be expected Friday through Saturday as a high-pressure system moves eastward through Northeast Mississippi. There will be plenty of sunshine on Friday, with warmer temperatures reaching the upper 60s. However, it will again be a chilly night in the low 40s. A warming trend will continue Saturday, reaching a high of 70. Much like Friday night, Saturday evening will still be cool, but low temperatures will be closer to the 50s. Calm conditions will persist through the night and the start of Sunday. Temperatures will warm up even more on Sunday, reaching the upper 70s. RAIN CHANCES INCREASING INTO THE WEEK Sunday will begin mostly sunny, but slight chances of rain will grow through the day as a low-pressure system approaches the Southeast. The main threat is scattered showers and thunderstorms that will begin after 1pm and will increase into the evening as cloud coverage builds. Scattered thunderstorms are likely through the night, and could be accompanied by some gusty winds of up to 25 mph. The low-pressure system will shift north at the start of the week, but a cold front will stall over the area and rain chances will continue to increase through Tuesday night, likely sticking around through Thursday. Precipitation chances on Monday are around 30%, but this will increase to 50% on Tuesday and Wednesday. The arrival of the cold front will drop temperatures a few degrees, but it will still be quite seasonable with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the 60s Monday...

Too Hot! Too Cold! Just Right!

Too Hot! Too Cold! Just Right!

Apr 1, 2024

We’re seeing a cloudy and humid day to kick off this week, with winds coming from the southwest blowing at 10 to 15 mph throughout the course of Monday. After a week of seasonal temperatures and dry conditions, temperatures will soon be dropping below average. However, for Monday’s forecast, temperatures will be very warm, with the high reaching in the mid-80s. Monday night, temperatures will be dropping to a more pleasant condition, with the low being in the upper-60s, as the cloud cover will maintain some of the heat that we experience throughout the day. Windy conditions will be expected, as winds could gust as high as 25 mph. The majority of the state will be under a Level 1 risk that was placed from the Storm Prediction Center—except for a Level 2 risk that is clipping northeast Mississippi. Our main risk for any severe storms will be during the day on Tuesday, with scattered activity becoming more widespread early Tuesday evening. Rainfall total amounts could reach up to three quarters of an inch, with the chance of precipitation being 80%. The high will be near 82, with winds blowing from south to southwest at 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. For Tuesday night, scattered storm activity is possible but otherwise partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Winds will be shifting from the southwest to northwest, blowing at 10 mph, bringing in the cooler temperatures for the rest of the week. The storms will clear out for Wednesday and make room for plenty of sunshine for us to enjoy. Usually it would be a sauna when the sun comes out after the rain, but this is a different story since the humidity will be lowering and the temperatures will be dropping down below average, with the high being near 63. Winds will be blowing from the west to northwest with wind speeds reaching 10 to 15 mph. For Wednesday night, there will be mostly clear conditions, with a low of 41 and wind speeds decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Thursday, we will see another day of temperatures being below average, with the high being near 63 again. It...