Rare July Cold Front on Tuesday

Don’t get your hopes up for breaking out your sweater and sipping hot cocoa in July in the South.

Wesley's Monday First Alert Forecast

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Slightly lower humidity may reach the Mississippi coast by the middle of this week. But, first, we’re looking at higher rain chances.

Keep those umbrellas handy for Monday with more scattered showers and thunderstorms on the way. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Tuesday as the cold front moves through the area.

Weather may quiet down for Wednesday and Thursday behind the front with perhaps even slightly lower humidity in coastal Mississippi for midweek. Low temperatures on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning might even drop into the cool upper 60s. This is all assuming the front actually pushes all the way offshore and doesn’t stall along the coast like these fronts usually tend to do in July.

Wet start to the week. But, perhaps drier with slightly lower humidity for Wednesday and Thursday depending on how far the front pushes down into the Gulf. Will become wet again by the weekend as the front pushes back toward the coast.
Wet start to the week. But, perhaps drier with slightly lower humidity for Wednesday and Thursday depending on how far the front pushes down into the Gulf. Will become wet again by the weekend as the front pushes back toward the coast.
The morning cooldown will barely be noticeable in coastal Mississippi as we drop from the mid 70s on Monday & Tuesday mornings down to near 70 on Wednesday & Thursday mornings.
The morning cooldown will barely be noticeable in coastal Mississippi as we drop from the mid 70s on Monday & Tuesday mornings down to near 70 on Wednesday & Thursday mornings.
There will be no afternoon cooldown with this front. Afternoon temperatures may actually be a little hotter for midweek since there won't be any clouds or rain around to block the hot July sunshine.
There will be no afternoon cooldown with this front. Afternoon temperatures may actually be a little hotter for midweek since there won't be any clouds or rain around to block the hot July sunshine.

Eventually, showers will again be possible Friday into the weekend as the front offshore is drawn back inland.

Also worth mentioning, any time a rare cold front gets into the Gulf or the western Atlantic in summer, which is also during hurricane season, it is sometimes possible for a weak tropical disturbance to spin up along that front. Thankfully, the computer models still do not show any Gulf tropical activity this week. We’ll be watching just in case.

Brrrrr... it's going to get SO COLD this week when we drop from 74 on Tuesday morning to 70 on Wednesday morning!...

Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Monday, July 22, 2019

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