Mississippi Skies: We’ll have a few storms before strong winds become main weather event. Another severe threat coming later this week.

Published 9:17 pm Monday, January 8, 2024

Some of us will have a few more hours to deal with some potentially rough weather early Tuesday and Tuesday morning before we dry out with cooler temperatures and strong, gusty winds. Once we get this strong cold front out of the way, we’re already looking ahead at the potential for another severe weather event in just a few days.

Our cold front brought some much-needed rainfall with a few flooding problems, plus tornado warnings, power outages, and hail. We’ll have some more power outages possible as the entire state will have strong, gusty winds Tuesday with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

These are gradient winds and are likely even after storms move out. Once the front moves out, it’s going to be a cold, blustery night Tuesday.

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After we dry out a couple days, we’re watching our next system coming into the region Thursday night into Friday. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed much of the state under a Level 2 risk.

North Mississippi

Showers and storms likely in the morning, then a slight chance of a shower or storm until noon. Cloudy, with temperatures falling to around 40 by late afternoon. Tuesday night, cloudy in the evening and then clearing overnight. Low of 27 with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Central Mississippi

Showers in the morning, then cloudy with temperatures falling to around 40 by late afternoon. Widespread frost overnight. Becoming clear with a low of 28. Wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

South Mississippi

Rain early with a thunderstorm possible. Cloudy with temperatures falling into the low-40s by late afternoon. Frost overnight. Clear, with a low of 30. Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Gulf Coast

Showers and storms early, then showers through midday. A storm or two could be strong to severe. Temperatures falling to around 50 by late afternoon. Clear overnight with a low in the low-30s.