TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 8 PM FOR LEAKE, NESHOBA, & KEMPER COUNTIES
REST OF TODAY
A shield of moderate to heavy rainfall will continue moving across North Mississippi this afternoon. Severe weather isn’t expected with this activity; however, several inches of rain are not out of the question. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been posted. Temperatures will remain on the chilly side due to the clouds, rain, and a northeast wind.
A warm front has moved up into the I-20 corridor but it may not get much farther north than that. Locations south of this boundary will have a much better chance at seeing severe weather, including strong tornadoes, between now and 8 p.m. We think that if there will be severe weather in the WCBI viewing area today it would most likely be east of the Natchez Trace Parkway and south of US 82.
Strong northwesterly winds (maybe gusts to 40 mph) will develop and they will usher much colder air back into the region. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued. Temperatures will fall into the 30s by daybreak Wednesday. Some snow or wintry mix is possible across North Mississippi during the first half of Wednesday; however, we still don’t anticipate any problems in our viewing area since the ground and roads will be relatively warm and wet. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for locations between Memphis and Clarksdale where 1″ to 3″ is possible.
Blustery conditions will continue all day long. Actual air temperatures will work hard to get into the low 40s but those strong NW winds will make it feel like it’s only in the upper 20s to low 30s. Skies will gradually become partly cloudy to mostly sunny during the afternoon.