Severe Storm Likely North & This Afternoon - - Jackson, MS

Severe Storm Likely North & This Afternoon

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A very slight chance of showers for the morning hours shouldn't pose us much of a problem with our commute; it's in the afternoon when trouble may be around. Early models indicate that severe storms are likely to move through north Mississippi; particularly the delta and as far south as I-20.

The timing of the bad weather isn't expected to hit until the afternoon hours, and during that wait we're expected to reach into the upper 70s. That's plenty of energy to fuel strong storms that could cross the severe threshold. Winds will be from the south 10-20 mph; with an occasional gust up to 35 mph.

Tonight the stormy weather is expected to be in full bloom in north and north east Mississippi, quickly moving east. Overnight temps will stay in the 60s; making for a 'juicy' atmosphere for the storms to stay strong. There will still be a 50% chance of showers in the forecast for the evening hours with the winds shifting slight to the Southwest 5-10.

Expect a chance of showers for Thursday in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and storms in the afternoon. The general warm & moist air will keep the threat of an afternoon shower in the forecast. This is similar to a typical spring/summer kind of pattern - just a little early considering it's still February. Highs will be in the upper 70s. The weekend will dry out after Friday afternoon showers.

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