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Wet Weekend Ahead Brings More Seasonal Temperatures

Wet Weekend Ahead Brings More Seasonal Temperatures

Feb 8, 2024

Hope everyone is having a great week! The weather sure has been wonderful these past few days with sunshine and warm temperatures well into the 60s. As of Thursday afternoon, satellite and radar shows high clouds building into northeast Mississippi ahead of our next storm system. It’s also a bit breezy as winds are now gusting up to 20 mph from the south which will aid in transporting plenty of moisture our way. Tonight, we’ll remain dry with temperatures remaining warm in the mid-upper 50s with a few scattered rain showers developing. These will continue into our Friday and become more frequent throughout the late morning and early afternoon. Amidst the rain and clouds, temperatures will still manage to near the 70° mark on Friday with noticeably more muggy conditions in place as well.  The weekend ahead looks nasty in terms of any outdoors plans. As a stationary front stalls to our north, several waves of energy will ride along it, each bringing another chance for rain between Friday and Monday. However, it will not be raining the entire time and there are no threats for any flooding. The most notable and perhaps consistent period of rain looks to arrive on Saturday afternoon, lasting into Sunday morning as heavier rain develops to our southwest and rides along that front into northeast Mississippi. Most of Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon appear to be dry with only a few scattered rain showers passing through. The GFS Future-cast model below shows these repeated rounds of showers and periodic steady rain. The good news is temperatures will continue to remain above average in the upper 60s which is much better than a cold rain! Moving into our next work week, the stationary front bringing us the weekend rain will eventually pass through as a cold front late Sunday night and early Monday, providing another chance for widespread rain and likely tallying up our total weekend rainfall to 1-2”. This front will also swing in some cooler temperatures with highs back in the upper 50s and lows in the lower 30s next Monday through Wednesday. Although this may seem chilly, we will be back near our average and exactly...

Warm and Quiet End To The Week! 

Warm and Quiet End To The Week! 

Feb 2, 2024

This warm and quiet week has come as a welcomed break following two weeks of active weather across the region. Our warmth peaked on Tuesday when highs exceeded 70°! Since then, a cold front has dropped temperatures into the 50s, but we will warm back into the 60s Friday and Saturday. Our dry streak ends on Sunday when a system brings rain back into the area.  Back Into The 60s On Friday The high clouds that have been around for much of Thursday will clear slightly overnight. Temperatures will fall to around 40° Friday morning. This is roughly 10° warmer than the previous mornings this week, but you’ll still need a jacket to start the day! We will end the work week with another warm day. Highs will be roughly 10° above average on Friday as we climb into the mid-60s under mostly sunny skies.  The Weekend Starts Nice Before Rain Returns Above average temperatures continue to start off the weekend. Saturday will start chilly with temperatures in the low-40s, but by the afternoon the mid-60s are back! Be sure to take advantage of the dry, spring- like weather because rain moves in before sunrise on Sunday. The high pressure that has kept us dry for much of the week will give way to a system that will pass to our south. Rain will persist for much of the day and could exceed an inch in spots. Generally, 0.75”-1.25” will be a safe bet. Due to the wet weather, Sunday will be cooler with highs in the mid-50s.  Seasonable Next Week  The most consistent rain should be out of the area by Monday, but lingering showers will remain possible, especially in the morning. Otherwise, most of next week looks dry! Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the low to mid-30s. The next chance for rain does not look to arrive until the end of the week.  Drought Update  Following the repeated rounds of rain last week that brought a deluge to our area, a big dent was made in Mississippi’s drought! A new drought monitor was released today (2/1) and reflects the heavy rain we received. It is...

Above Average Temperatures Ahead of Cold Front- Week of October 2nd Forecast

Above Average Temperatures Ahead of Cold Front- Week of October 2nd Forecast

Oct 2, 2023

Spooky season has arrived, and high pressure continues to dominate the forecast both tonight and for the next couple of days. This is keeping things warm and dry across Northeast Mississippi. Monday has seen mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the upper 80s. Tonight, we will cool down into the 70s after sunset. Heading out the door tomorrow, the forecast will be almost a carbon copy of today’s. Temperatures will start out sort of chilly in the upper 50s, but warm by 30 degrees as we head into the afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the upper 80s once again, so if you wear a jacket to your first class, you definitely will not need it by the end of the day. Thankfully, the air is dry enough to keep the heat index down with dewpoints in the 50s throughout this week. Tuesday night will see temperatures drop into the 50s once again, but we will be approaching the lower 90s by Wednesday afternoon as we have another day full of sunshine across the area.  Not only are these temperatures several degrees above average for the beginning of October, we will also continue to see drought conditions. Tomorrow will remain dry as well as the next several days. The next chance for rain arrives towards the end of this week as a cold front moves into the area late on Thursday. Ahead of this, we are expecting to see scattered showers and maybe even an isolated thunderstorm ranging from late Thursday to Friday evening. No severe weather is anticipated for this system. Overnight temperatures will remain in the mid 60s during this time. Afterwards, fall-like weather will finally arrive as high pressure builds back in for the weekend. While Thursday and Friday will warm into the lower to mid 80s amidst showers, the weekend will see afternoon highs around 10 degrees cooler than that. We may struggle to reach 70 by Saturday.  This is great news for anyone heading out to see Mississippi State play Western Michigan at Davis Wade Stadium this weekend. Kickoff is at 11am, so these cooler temperatures will definitely make the afternoon game a more pleasant experience. Overnight lows will...

Warm Days, Cool Nights Ahead – Week of September 18th Forecast

Warm Days, Cool Nights Ahead – Week of September 18th Forecast

Sep 18, 2023

Our weather is on cruise control this week! A quiet weather pattern will take over, leaving us high and dry with consecutive sunny days. MONDAY NIGHT: Cool temperatures and calm winds. Patchy fog is possible before sunrise. Temperatures will dip into the mid-50s, so you might want to grab a hoodie or light jacket before leaving for those 8 a.m. classes. TUESDAY: It’ll feel cool and crisp outside again on Tuesday morning with temperatures in the mid and upper 50s! Patchy fog is possible, so keep that in mind on your commute to class. Once the fog lifts, it’s another beautiful day! Warm in the sun, but still comfortable. Temperatures will climb into the mid-80s on Tuesday afternoon. TUESDAY NIGHT: Another cool night! A few passing clouds overhead with lows in the upper 50s. REST OF THE WEEK: Beautiful! A little bit warmer on Wednesday, but upper 80s are the warmest we’ll get this week. Humidity will increase a little bit by mid-week as winds shift out of the south and east, but it won’t be a drastic change. You may not even feel a difference since moisture will still be limited. This will also keep rain chances out of the picture. We aren’t expecting any fronts or systems to impact our weather over the next six or seven days, so things look quiet for the rest of the week. Our next chance for rain won’t come until Sunday or early next week. We’re ok right now, but drought conditions could become an issue in the future, depending on how long this dry spell lasts. We’ll keep you posted! TROPICAL UPDATE: Hurricane Nigel is strengthening in the central Atlantic Ocean and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday. This storm is no threat to land and will curve out to sea later this week. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two other disturbances in the Atlantic that could become tropical systems sometime over the next week, but neither of them are a threat to the Gulf Coast at this time. Have a great week, and Hail State! Dylan Hudler Student Meteorologist...

A taste of fall arrives on Wednesday! – Week of September 11th Forecast.

A taste of fall arrives on Wednesday! – Week of September 11th Forecast.

Sep 11, 2023

We started the week off on a warm note with highs in the low-90s on Monday. We have one more warm day on Tuesday before a taste of fall arrives mid-week and lasts through the weekend. TUESDAY: A cold front will approach from the northwest and will bring the chance for a few showers throughout the day. Because of the rain, high temperatures will be slightly cooler than Monday, topping out in the upper-80s.  TUESDAY NIGHT: A couple of showers are possible after sunset. Otherwise, it’ll be cloudy and comfortable with a low in the mid-60s. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a few lingering showers behind the cold front. High temperatures will back off into the low-80s.  THURSDAY: The humidity relief behind the cold front will be noticeable on Thursday. Combined with highs in the low-80s, it will feel great outside! After a couple days with rain chances, we will stay dry with partly cloudy skies. FRIDAY – SUNDAY: Highs will remain in the low-80s allowing our stretch of comfortable weather to continue through the weekend. There is a chance for scattered showers or storms on Saturday. Heads up if you have plans to tailgate or go to the Mississippi State football game. Stay tuned to our social media for updates on the forecast!  Owen Basselman Student Meteorologist...

Comfortable Temperatures Ahead! – Week of September 4th Forecast

Comfortable Temperatures Ahead! – Week of September 4th Forecast

Sep 5, 2023

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