JULIA'S FORECAST: Severe Weather Alert! - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JULIA'S FORECAST: Update on the Severe Weather Alert

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

​Wind, heat, and storms are our weather issues for today!

Starting out with the wind... we have a wind advisory in effect across the region until 9pm. Winds will be sustained out of the SW in the 15-30 mph range throughout the course of the day. Gusts could be even higher and potentially damaging as storms roll through during the later afternoon and evening.

Those winds are out of the southwest all day long, importing unseasonably hot and humid air. The record high today is 83 degrees, set back in 1986. We have a good shot at meeting or even surpassing that record.

Rain and storms won't be an issue until the later afternoon hours. We'll see a band approaching from the northwest, likely causing issues during the evening in the Jackson metro area. Our biggest concerns are for high gusting winds and heavy downpours that could cause localized flooding. Hail and isolated tornadoes are a possibility, but only in isolated circumstances

The system moves quickly, and many will be clearing by midnight, giving way to a cooler and sunnier finish to the work week.

Stay informed of this developing weather situation by downloading our free weather app (First Alert Weather app), visiting msnewsnow.com or staying with WLBT & FOX40.

Julia Weiden
Morning Meteorologist
WLBT 3 & F0X40 NEWS
Email: jweiden@wlbt.com
Facebook: Meteorologist Julia Weiden
Twitter: @JuliaWeiden

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