Mississippi Skies: Severe storms still possible; rainy weather settling in for several days

Published 9:44 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023

Severe weather – even a tornado or two – is still possible for a portion of Mississippi, but the big story is the rain.

The front that just moved through most of the state is expected to stall and head north as a warm front, raising our temperatures and bringing plenty of rain through Sunday. Some areas could get a couple inches or more of rain over the next few days.

Unfortunately, rainfall could be heavy enough at times to impact the dozens of Christmas parades and other events scheduled across the state this weekend. Be sure to check social media before driving too much of a distance for events Friday night or Saturday.

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As far as the severe threat goes, a Level 1 out of 5 covers the Pine Belt through the Gulf Coast, mostly overnight Friday. Severe storms with damaging winds are possible, along with a tornado.

North Mississippi

Mostly cloudy with rain in the morning. High of 69. Mostly cloudy in the evening with a few more showers possible overnight. Low of 50.

Central Mississippi

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms possible. High of 73. Wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour possible. A few showers or storms possible in the evening, then showers likely with a storm possible overnight. Low of 54.

South Mississippi

Showers and storms likely in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms possible. A couple storms could be severe, especially towards the I-59/U. S. Hwy. 45 corridors. Wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour possible. Showers and storms possible in the evening. Showers likely with storms possible overnight. Low of 63.

Gulf Coast

Showers likely with a thunderstorm possible in the morning, then showers and storms possible in the afternoon. High of 75. Showers likely with storms possible Friday night. Low of 64. A storm or two could be strong to severe.