Mississippi Skies: Plenty of rainy weather this week. Now we have a chance for severe weather, too.

Published 9:24 pm Monday, January 22, 2024

We’ve known for several days that we were approaching a very wet week in the Magnolia State. We were also watching a couple models showing the potential for some strong storms and the Storm Prediction Center has now issued a risk area for severe weather.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, southern Mississippi, mainly from a line between Natchez, Heidelberg, and Quitman and stretching to the Gulf Coast, is now under a Level 1 risk Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The main risks are hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.

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Otherwise, the event will feature rain, and plenty of it! We could get enough rainfall to put a nice dent, or even alleviate, the drought. We’ll have good chances of rain through the weekend with our first day of sunshine Sunday.

It won’t rain the entire time, and we could even see some peaks of sunshine throughout the week, but don’t get too far away from a roof or umbrella.

North Mississippi

Showers with a high of 56. Showers in the evening, then thunderstorms possible overnight. Temperatures falling to around 50 in the late evening, then rising to 56 overnight.

Central Mississippi

Showers are likely, mainly early. Mostly cloudy with a high of 63. Fog in the morning. Showers likely with a few storms possible overnight. Low of 50. Wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour.

South Mississippi

Mostly cloudy with showers likely in the morning. Patchy fog before noon. High of 66. Showers likely with a few storms overnight. Low of 60.

Gulf Coast

Mostly cloudy with a shower or two possible, mainly in the afternoon. High of 70. More showers with a few thunderstorms overnight. Low of 61.