Rain and Storms Today/Tonight, then Cooler Into the Weekend

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TODAY: A strong cold front pushes in from the west today into tonight.  Ahead of it, multiple batches of rain and storms are expected in the area.  With several rounds of storms, heavy rain would be the main threat, with 1-2″ in the region with locally higher amounts possible in areas where storms train over each other.  Highs will still climb into the upper 60s into the Golden Triangle, but in the Tupelo Region look for low 60s where rain showers start earlier in the day.

Looking at this system, the track of the low would normally be favorable for severe weather, but other necessary ingredients, including thunderstorm energy and low-level wind shear will be lacking to even absent.  That means we don’t expect any robust widespread severe weather.  Perhaps some breezy winds would be possible in a stronger shower or storm, but that even looks unlikely.

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TONIGHT: Lots of rain with a few thunderstorms will lead to a soggy Friday night, likely causing problems for any Friday Night Football games.  As the front passes, breezy north and west winds will kick in, cooling things off quickly.  Lows should only be in the 50s as the front arrives by Saturday Morning.

SATURDAY: A few showers are expected behind the front lasting into Saturday morning.  Things will quickly trend drier with more clouds than sun into the afternoon, but we’ll be much cooler and perhaps breezy with northwest winds.  Look for highs to only climb into the 50s, with things holding steady and/or cooling off through the day.  Clouds will continue to clear out during the night.  Saturday Night lows fall to the 30s and perhaps low 40s.

SUNDAY – MONDAY: Post-cold front, we’ll be back in the 50s and eventually the 60s with more sunshine than not.  Clouds will start to build back in by Monday afternoon.  Lows at night are in the 30s.

TUESDAY: Another storm system is winding up heading into the middle of next week.  This system looks to give us at least some showers and a few storms, though some uncertainty remains on if any strong storms will occur.  It would appear that it would be a daytime system meaning things would most likely clear out by Tuesday Night.  However details including impacts, timing and threats are still uncertain given wide variations and fluctuations in our data.  We’ve got plenty of time to monitor, so stay right here and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the first alert.

WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY: Some more showers are very well possible on Thanksgiving in the region, though Tuesday’s system will help determine what happens.  As such, there are some things still to sort out, though we don’t expect any major problems in the region as of now.  We’ll keep you updated.

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