SEVERE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
TODAY: Another mostly sunny and warm day is on track. Highs should be in the mid to possibly upper 80s. Strong southerly winds between 10 and 25 mph will develop and some gusts may be over 30 mph.
WEDNESDAY EVENING/NIGHT: A line of strong storms is expected to cross the WCBI coverage area after sunset. Places along I-55 will experience storms first, getting them between 8PM and 11PM. The storms will approach Tupelo and the Golden Triangle between 10PM and 1AM before pushing east of our West Alabama counties by 3 AM. The main severe threats are damaging wind gusts and hail but a spin up tornado or two can’t be ruled out. Lows will be in the 50s.
THURSDAY: A pretty nice day is on tap! We should have plenty of sunshine and comfortable highs in the mid to upper 70s.
FRIDAY: Warmer upper 80s return as southerly winds develop. A few showers and storms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours. It now appears the greatest chance of strong to severe storm activity will be JUST to our north in West Tennessee.
SATURDAY: Look for a warm and humid day with daytime highs around 90°.
SUNDAY: We continue to watch for the possibility of a big outbreak of severe weather here in the Deep South. All modes of severe weather will be possible in addition to flooding rains. Details and timing are going to be fine tuned during the coming days so be sure to check back for updates.
NEXT WEEK: After storms, we should get a couple quieter and cooler days in before we’ll watch for another storm system midweek.