Strong storms possible Monday night into Tuesday
There is a low end risk for severe weather Monday night in South Mississippi
South Mississippi (WLOX) - Fall usually brings cooler air and lower humidity, but it can also bring an uptick in severe storms in Mississippi. The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is keeping an eye on the potential for strong to severe storms Monday night through Tuesday morning. The Storm Prediction Center has placed South Mississippi under a Level Two Risk for severe storms with much of central Mississippi in a higher risk for severe weather.
An area of low pressure with a cold front developed in the Southern Plains on Sunday. This system is set to track eastward into the Southeast U.S. on Monday. Ahead of this system, the humidity and cloud cover should increase in South Mississippi. A few showers will be possible, too.
The cold front will likely approach South Mississippi from the west late Monday night. Showers and storms will be possible ahead of the front, and there is the potential for a few strong to severe storms.
The general time frame for seeing these showers and storms will be Monday night to Tuesday morning. The time frame begins around 9 PM Monday to 12 AM Tuesday and the time frame ends around through 6 AM to 9 AM Tuesday.
While not everyone will see severe weather, a few storms may produce intense wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. The flooding risk is low, but many of us will pick up a quick 0.5-1.5″ of rain. Most of the rain should exit by Tuesday morning.
It’s a good idea to have a way to receive weather alerts before going to bed on Monday night. You can download our free WLOX First Alert Weather App on your phone to get the latest watches and warnings in your area.
After the front passes, it will turn much cooler by Wednesday! The cool air will stick around for Thanksgiving, and we may struggle to get warmer than 60! A few showers will be possible on Thanksgiving, too.
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