Mississippi State University Weather

Quiet Now, But Storms on the Way

Quiet Now, But Storms on the Way

Apr 4, 2024


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 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.


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 through Wednesday. 


The active weather will bring a threat of flash flooding as there could be multiple rounds of heavy rain embedded within the system as it stalls over our viewing area for a few days. There is also a potential threat of severe weather to our west for Monday into midweek, so it is important to stay weather aware throughout the upcoming active days as the forecast updates.

Ashlyn Moore
Student Meteorologist