Foggy and cloudy today, storms possible tomorrow

Keep umbrella handy

The fog and low clouds will be sticking around through tonight. Tonight will be muggy and mild with lows in the upper 50s and low 60s. The humidity will rise, as will the temperatures through the early morning hours.

But there will be a line of storms which could pack a punch for some in South Mississippi in the morning hours. The line of showers and storms will move into the western part of the area starting around 8 or 9 in the morning and sweep across the area. The line should exit South Mississippi by 2 in the afternoon. Rainfall amount are generally less than half of an inch. The temperatures are going to be rising slightly ahead of the front which is expected to pass tomorrow evening.

As far as severe storms: north of I-10 is in a ‘Slight’ risk area as designated by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). South of I-10 is in a ‘Marginal’ risk area. Slight is a '2′ and Marginal is a '1′ on a scale of 1 to 5. There is a low threat for strong, straight-line wind damage and a very low risk for isolated, brief tornadoes.

After the front passes, it may warm up if we see some sunshine but only for a short time. The colder air will rush into the area overnight, dropping temperatures into the 30s waking on Sunday morning. Sunday will be sunny, but it will also be cold and breezy. Highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s.

Morning lows will be coldest on Monday, MLK Day, in the upper 20s and low 30s throughout South Mississippi. Highs will be slightly warmer in the low 50s. We’ll warm a little more for Tuesday ahead of another front bringing us rain chances again mid-week.

Rainfall projections for next week’s system are a little more robust in the one to two-inch range, but it is still a ways out, and we’ll be keeping tabs on it.