Wednesday will feature lots of sun and warm temperatures. Highs will make it to at least 80 today, and with winds out of the south today between 10 and 25 mph, moisture will be pumped into our area. That’s going to make it feel more like a summer day than fall.
The moisture is going to act as fuel for storms overnight. As a cold front comes through our area, we expect storms to fire up in West Mississippi (towards I-55) around 8 or 9 PM. That line will march to the east overnight and finally make it through our viewing area by sunrise on Thursday.
We are under a slight risk for severe weather. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts (60+ mph), but a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The biggest threat for that will be in the Delta and in Arkansas; the severe threat will decrease as the line of storms moves to the Mississippi/Alabama border. Hail is also possible, but that threat is on the lower side.
Thursday will feature decreasing clouds and temperatures in the middle 70s. Lots of sun is in this weekend’s forecast as well.