Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A messy weather day in the Mid-South

As advertised, rain and some t'storms are overspreading the region this morning ahead of a developing low pressure system that will pass to our west and a strong cold front. Temperatures this morning are running in the low to mid 50s and wind is gusty out of the south. Expect more of the same throughout the day with wind gusts as high as 35-40 mph, prompting the issuance of a Wind Advisory. Rainfall totals through midnight tonight will be in the 2-3" range, especially east of the MS River, so minor flooding in areas normally prone to flooding will be possible. In addition, some thunderstorms this afternoon and through rush hour could be strong. The Storm Prediction Center has placed north Mississippi under a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather today. The best chance for strong storms will be just ahead of the cold front, which will pass through Memphis in the early evening hours. A few storms cold contain hail and damaging wind gusts, mainly south of the city.

Following the cold front, much colder air will infiltrate the Mid-South with temps dropping overnight to around 40 by daybreak Wednesday, but not recovering much, if at all, during the daytime hours on Wednesday as a steady northwest wind pours cold air into the region. There is a chance of ...winter weather... (gasp!) Wednesday night/Thursday, again mainly to the south of the city. More on this in an upcoming blog. Stay tuned, and stay dry!

1 comment:

Taylor said...

There might actually be winter weather!?!