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Chilly today and tomorrow, Warm weather returns Friday into next week

By: JohnnyParker, 12:31 AM GMT on March 31, 2011

It was a rather chilly across Northern Mississippi today after the cold front passed through last night. The temperature got near 60 or so, but it didn't feel like it. This is because the sun did not come out today, so it was cloudy all day. This made it feel colder than what it was. It did not get as bad as I had feared it would here in North Mississippi. We did not get as much rain either. Most of the heavier rain and severe weather went further to our South, although the National Weather Service did issue a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Monroe County until 2am last night. I guess it was a good thing that the severe weather went further south, but we still need some more rain for some places. Your highs will continue to range between 64 and 86 with lows between 41 and 65. Next rain chance will be Monday and Tuesday of next week. On Sunday night through Tuesday morning, we could be dealing with a very significant to major outbreak of severe weather. Hail, wind, and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Since this cold front will be moving very slowly, flash flooding and very heavy rainfall will become a concern. I do not have the full details on the how widespread the outbreak will be yet. When I know, I'll let ya'll know. The two reason's that I believe this could be a very significant to major outbreak are: First, the warm front will be farther north and Monday's high temperature is 86. The second is there will be a significant increase of warm, moist air coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. These two factors, I think, will set the stage for some rough weather across the South on Monday. Moderate instability and strong wind shear will also be available for these storms to get going. I hope everyone is having a good Wednesday and I'll be back with a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast.

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Significant Severe Weather Outbreak likely this evening through tonight

By: JohnnyParker, 11:21 PM GMT on March 29, 2011

It was a nice day across the South, although temperatures remained on the chilly side. Later this evening into tonight, severe thunderstorms will begin to form and intensify. Flash flooding and heavy rain will be possible, also. The severe risks for Northern Mississippi will be primarily hail up to quarter size and winds, although I cannot rule out the threat of a isolated tornado. The timing of this will be from 10pm to 5am tonight. For Central Mississippi, the severe risks will consist of half dollar size hail, 60mph wind, and 2-3 inches of rainfall. The timing will be from 6pm to 3am. For Southeastern Mississippi or near the Gulf Coast, your severe risks will be golf ball size hail, wind gusts to 65mph, and 3-4 inch rains. The timing will be from 7pm to 7am. There is also a Flash Flood Watch for these areas, too. There is now a Tornado Watch in effect for Southeastern Louisiana until 10pm tonight. This watch also includes the New Orleans area. After all this is over with, sunshine and warm temperatures will return. Your highs will range between 65 and 83 with lows between 43 and 63. These are the highs and lows Wednesday through next Thursday. Next rain chance will be next Monday and Tuesday. A significant or major oubreak of severe weather could happen again across the South Monday or Tuesday. This could be a major tornado outbreak, but I have not seen nothing on that potential, yet. I should know more about that on Thursday or tomorrow. Accuweather.com will be putting up their first hurricane outlook for the 2011 season on their website tomorrow, so go over and look at it tomorrow. Speaking of that, I still believe that we are in for another active season. I will not go into full detail about the 2011 season, but I will be putting up a post about it on the 27th of May or earlier. Keep safe tonight and I'll have another post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. Continue to pray for Japan. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

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Significant Severe Weather Outbreak tomorrow and tomorrow night

By: JohnnyParker, 11:44 PM GMT on March 28, 2011

First off, I would like to thank a blogger that goes by the name of Weatherboy 1992 for sending me a good question. The question was what is the hottest and coldest temperature that my town or region has seen. Well, after going through several websites I finally came up with an answer. The hottest temperature ever in Mississippi was 115 degrees and that was at Holly Springs, MS on July 29, 1930. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was negative 19 degrees and that was at Corinth, MS on January 30, 1966. Both of these towns are in my area of Northeast Mississippi. Once again, thanks for sending me the question and if anyone wants to send me more questions on the weather, feel free to do so. Last night, powerful storms rolled through North Mississippi and brought thunder, lightning, hail, wind, and torrential downpours. This morning, I went out to check my rain gauge and I recorded 1.11 inches of rainfall that was just from last night. So that goes to show how heavy it rained. Now, for the forecast for the rest of this week into next week. Your highs will range between 62 and 80 with lows between 44 and 54. You will have rain tomorrow and Wednesday morning. More rain will come in to the picture next Monday and Tuesday, but we will worry about that in later forecasts. Now, you will be dealing with a significant severe outbreak tomorrow and tomorrow night across North Mississippi and the rest of the South. Main severe weather threats will be hail and winds, athough i cannot rule out the threat of a isolated tornado. The main threat without the severe weather will be heavy rain and flash flooding. Here in North Mississippi, we will just see hail to the size of quarters, winds, and the threat of an isolated tornado. Down in Jackson, you will be dealing with the full brunt of severe weather. Threats will be: quarter size or larger hail, winds up to 60mph, tornadoes, and very heavy rainfall. The timing of this will be from 5pm to midnight here in North Mississippi and from 7pm to 7am down in South Mississippi and Jackson. I hope that everyone is having a good Monday and I'll be back with a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. Continue to pray for the people in Japan.

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Rain this evening and tonight, warm weather coming, severe weather Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker, 11:27 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

It has gotten a lot cooler since the cold front passed through last night. The current temperature is now 50 and cloudy. The worse of the severe weather yesterday occurred over most of Alabama and Georgia. Over parts of Northern Mississippi, almost right after they issued the tornado watch, storms began to develop rapidly. The storms turned severe within minutes and we had penny to quarter size hail from one storm. Well, at least we did not have any tornadoes here in Mississippi. Monday through next Tuesday, your highs will range between 63 and 80 with lows between 44 and 56. Next rain chances will be Tuesday and next Monday. On Tuesday, we could be dealing with yet another significant and probably major outbreak of severe weather. I'll have more on that tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a good Sunday and I'll be back with a new post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the people in Japan as they continue to rebuild.

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Significant Severe Weather Outbreak in progress across the South

By: JohnnyParker, 8:47 PM GMT on March 26, 2011

A significant severe weather outbreak is in progress right now across the South. A tornado watch has been issued for most of central Alabama and parts of Georgia until 9pm tonight. A tornado watch has now been issued for Northern and Central Mississippi until 10pm tonight. Hail, damaging winds, and strong tornadoes will be likely for parts of the South. The Storm Prediction Center has put out a Moderate Risk for severe storms for parts of Central Mississippi and into Alabama. The tornado chance is between a 10 to 15%. Hail chance is a 30 to 40%. Wind chance is a 30%. Dr. Greg Forbes, the Severe Weather Expert at the Weather Channel, has his Tor-Con values at a 6 out of 10 for Mississippi. This means that there is a 60% chance of a tornado occurring within a 50 mile radius. The Tor-Con stands for Tornado Condition Index. Heavy rain and flash flooding are also possible. After today, your high temperatures will be between 59 and 79 with lows between 42 and 56. Your next rain chances will be Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, next Sunday, and next Monday. Monday and Wednesday's chances of rain are only 30%. Tuesday's chance is a 50%, which I expect that to increase. Severe weather will also be possible again. I'll have more on that tomorrow or Monday. I hope everyone is having a good Saturday and be weather cautious has the day goes on. Continue to pray for the people in Japan.

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Significant Severe Weather Outbreak likely Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 10:39 PM GMT on March 25, 2011

A significant severe weather outbreak is likely to unfold Saturday across Northern Mississippi and Northern Alabama. Tornadoes, a few of which could be on the strong side, hail greater than golf ball size, and winds up to 60 mph or greater. Tomorrow's high temperature is 77 with a low of 53. There will be rain and thunderstorms that will start to come in later tonight. Flash flooding and heavy rainfall will also be possible tonight and tomorrow. On Sunday through next Sunday, your highs will range between 61 and 77 with lows between 41 and 56. Next rain chances will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and next Sunday. We could have another possible outbreak of severe weather on Tuesday, but I'll have more on that in later forecasts. This Sunday, there will be a 30% chance of a morning shower. It will not be anything much. According to Dr. Greg Forbes, the severe weather expert at the Weather Channel, his Tor-Con values for Northern Mississippi and Northern Alabama is a 4 out of 10. This means that there is a 40% chance of a tornado happening within a 50 mile radius. The Tor-Con stands for Tornado Condition Index. The storms will start to come in at 12am tonight and go through 11 am Sunday. Continue to pray for the people in Japan. I'll have another post tomorrow on the severe weather threat and any changes to the forecast. I hope everyone is having a good Friday!

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Frost tonight, Severe weather outbreak Saturday, and More Storms next week

By: JohnnyParker, 11:11 PM GMT on March 24, 2011

Today was a fantastic day across much of the South, although it was a little chilly for some. Your high temperaures will continue to range between 65 and 79 with lows between 35 and 55. There will be a frost or freeze occurring for parts of North Mississippi tonight, so I would advise you to bring any plants into your house. You will see rain on Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Saturday's chance is a 60%, which I would expect to increase to a 70 or 80%. A severe weather outbreak could occur on Saturday, but it will not be major. Main threats look to be hail and wind, although I still cannot rule out the threat of an isolated tornado. Sunday's and Monday's rain chance is only a 30%. Wednesday's chance of rain is a 40%. Thursday's and Friday's chance is only a 30%. Severe weather is possible either next Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll have more on that in later forecasts. Continue to pray for the people in Japan. I'll have a new post tomorrow on the severe threat on Saturday and any changes in the forecast. Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

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Severe weather on Saturday, warm weather continues, frost/freeze possible

By: JohnnyParker, 1:53 AM GMT on March 24, 2011

It was a warm and pleasant day across the South today. Your high temperatures will range between 61 and 79 with lows between 36 and 59 this weekend into next week. You will see rain chances returning Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Saturday's chance will be a 40% with severe weather possible. The main threats will be hail and high winds, although I cannot rule out the threat of an isolated tornado or two. Sunday's chance will be a 30% of a few showers. Monday's chance will be a 40% with severe weather possible. There has been no indication of severe weather yet on Monday, but there is a chance. Tuesday's chance is a 40%. I suspect that some severe weather will also be possible, but it is too early to tell. There will be frost and freezes possible on Thursday night, then again on Monday and Tuesday night. I do not expect this to be a killer frost, but do bring your plants in or cover them up with a garbage bag. I'll have another post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. I hope that everyone had a good Wednesday. Continue to pray for the people in Japan.

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Warm weather continues, but severe weather may return Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 12:48 AM GMT on March 23, 2011

Warm weather will continue over the entire South this week into next week. Your high temperatures will range between 65 and 83 with lows between 42 and 60. As for your rain chances, there will be a 30% chance tomorrow and a 30% chance both Saturday and Monday. There is a 40% chance of rain next Tuesday, but we will worry about that in later forecasts. On Saturday, we could see some severe weather although I do not expect a major severe weather outbreak. The two main threats for Saturday will likely consist of hail and high winds. I cannot rule out the threat for an isolated tornado or two. Now, I expect that the precipitation chance will increase on Saturday to somewhere between a 60% to near 100%. As for Tuesday, we could be dealing with yet another threat of severe weather, but it is too early to tell. I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Tuesday! Continue to pray for the people in Japan.

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Warm the rest of the week, but severe weather may return Sunday

By: JohnnyParker, 12:35 AM GMT on March 22, 2011

Warm and sunny weather will dominate over the South for most of this week and into the weekend. Your high temperatures will be ranging between 69 and 84 with lows ranging between 45 and 60. There will be no rain in the forecast until next Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. There will be only 30% chances of rain on Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Sunday, there will be 40% chance of rain. I expect this to increase to probably near 100%. Now, there could be some severe weather on Sunday for the South. At this time, I do not expect a major severe weather outbreak. The two main threats will probably be wind and hail. Rain will probably be near to over half an inch for Sunday. On Monday, there will be a 60% chance of rain. As we go into next month, I expect the number of severe weather outbreaks to go up. I hope everyone had a good Monday and I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast.

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Same forecast going into this week, but rain chances return next Sunday

By: JohnnyParker, 10:10 PM GMT on March 20, 2011

Warm and sunny weather will be staying with the South for most of this week. Your high temperatures this week will be between 71 and 82 with lows between 46 and 60. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday. No severe weather is expected Wednesday. I believe that the beneficial rain will be coming in next Sunday through next Tuesday. During this time frame, we could have a severe weather outbreak, although it is too early to tell. I hope that everyone has had a good Spring break and a good weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with a new post on any changes to the forecast. Keep praying for the people in Japan.

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Sunny, warm, and some rain chances going into next week

By: JohnnyParker, 12:43 AM GMT on March 20, 2011

So far, it has been a very warm and sunny day across much of North Mississippi and the South. The current temperature here in Smithville, MS is 78. The forecast going into next week will be mostly the same as this past week. High temperatures will be between 66 and 83 with lows between 44 and 59. There will be some rain chances going into next week, too. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday. As of now, no severe weather is expected. On Friday, there will be a 30% chance of a few showers. I do not expect much rain on these two days. On Sunday and Monday, there will be a 60% chance of showers. I hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes in the forecast and keep praying for the people in Japan.

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More of the same going into next week

By: JohnnyParker, 7:38 PM GMT on March 18, 2011

Sunny and warm temperatures will still be with us for most of next week. Your high temperatures will be between 69 and 84 with lows between 43 and 59. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms for next Wednesday. I believe that many places across the South will hit 85 or 90 sometime this weekend into next week. No severe weather is expected across the South anytime next week. Enjoy this weather while you can. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday and a good weekend. I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. Keep praying for the people in Japan. Have a great Friday and a great Weekend!

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Still warm and sunny going into next week

By: JohnnyParker, 2:36 AM GMT on March 18, 2011

It was a very nice Thursday across most of the South. Here in Smithville, MS, the temperature reached 75. That is the highest temperature that I have seen so far this year.I am sure that the 75 will be beaten as we go into this weekend as temperatures will be climbing to near 85. I'm very excited that winter is finally over with for the South, but keep in mind that we will continue to have fluctuations in the temperatures probably into the first week of April. Anyways, enjoy this warm weather while you can. The high temperatures for tomorrow through next Saturday will range between 69 and 83 with lows between 42 and 59. There is a 40% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday. At this time, no severe weather is expected. Some places across the South, especially along the Gulf Coast, could get to near 90 degrees this weekend and next week. I hope that everyone is having a great Thursday and a wonderful spring break! I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. Keep remembering and praying for the people in Japan.

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Chance of rain next week and very warm temperatures coming

By: JohnnyParker, 1:42 AM GMT on March 17, 2011

Yes, very warm weather is coming this weekend and into next week for most of the nation. It will finally feel like spring time. Your high temperatures Thursday through next Friday will range between 68 and 83 with lows between 41 and 57. I would not be surprised if places across the South got to near 85 or 90. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms next Wednesday. As of now, there is no severe outbreak potential next week. So with these very warm temperatures, many people will be headed to the beaches and pools. Enjoy the rest of your spring break and I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. Keep praying for the people in Japan.

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Warm and sunny weather into the weekend and next week

By: JohnnyParker, 2:05 AM GMT on March 16, 2011

It was a chilly day across much of the South today and the temperature did not get up to 54 either. Oh well, warm and sunny weather will be back in the picture this weekend and all next week. Your high temperatures Wednesday through next Thursday will range between 68 and 81 with lows between 43 and 57. For us in North Mississippi, we may see a few sprinkles or a drizzle this weekend as a cold front stalls and begins to weaken. I do not believe that this will put a halt on any of your plans that you may have this weekend. There are some computer models that are hinting at a possible outbreak of severe weather sometime next week. I'll have more on the possible outbreak on Sunday or Monday. I hope that everyone had a good Tuesday and is having a good Spring Break so far. Keep praying for the country and people of Japan.

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Sunny and very warm weather coming this weekend and next week

By: JohnnyParker, 11:05 AM GMT on March 15, 2011

There will be no more precipitation until next Tuesday and Wednesday. At this time, the chance of precipitation is only 40%. Your high temperatures the rest of this week into next week will be in the range of 57 and 82 with lows between 39 and 57. Now, some computer models are hinting at another shot of cold air coming into the South on the 29th of March.It is too early to say if it will happen. If it does happen, we could have a major freeze or frost. Remember the people in Japan and just keep the country in your prayers. I hope everyone had a great Monday and I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast.

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Warm weather returning but rain returns also

By: JohnnyParker, 11:54 PM GMT on March 13, 2011

Warm weather will be returning to most of the South this week. Your high temperatures will be between 58 and 79 with lows between 40 and 54. A couple of showers could come in later this evening, too. Rain will be returning on Monday and Monday night. Rainfall will be anywhere between half an inch or just over half an inch. I am not expecting us to pick up one inch of rain from this. The rain will start to come in at 9am Monday morning and last until 2am Tuesday morning. There will also be a slight chance of strong to severe thunderstorms. Main threats will be hail and wind. I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. I hope everyone is having a great Sunday!

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Warm today but a chance of rain returns Monday

By: JohnnyParker, 9:04 PM GMT on March 12, 2011

The current temperature is 71 here in Smithville, MS. It is very nice and sunny out today across the South. There will be a 40% chance of rain on Monday. This could increase, decrease, or stay the same. No severe weather outbreak is expected. Your highs will range between 62 and 79 with lows ranging between 45 and 54. The high of 79 will be on Thursday. Some places could hit 80 or more across the South Thursday, too. As of now, there is a 30% chance of a few showers next Saturday. This could change, though. The main thing is that it is going to stay warm and sunny most of the week. I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. I hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

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Chilly day, but warm weather coming, 8.9 earthquake hits Japan

By: JohnnyParker, 3:46 AM GMT on March 12, 2011

Yes, it was a little chilly again today across the South. It was not as cold as it was yesterday, though. My computer is working perfectly fine again. Now, I will be able to post without the internet going down on me. Anyways, back to weather. Going into this weekend and next week, you will see mostly sunny skies, except for Monday when we could a few showers coming in. The precipitation chance is only 40% , which could decrease again by in the morning. As for your high and low temperatures, they will be ranging between 66 and 77 with lows between 39 and 51. I now want to discuss the earthquake that occurred this morning in Japan. The magnitude of the quake was a 8.9. It has caused massive damage in Japan. It also sent a 32 foot tsunami wave into Japan, too. The death toll, as of now, stands between 200 and 300. Many people still have not been accounted for. I expect the death toll will keep rising as they find more bodies. By Sunday or Monday, the death toll could be nearing one thousand or more. The people in Japan were probably terrified or even shocked that this had happened. Many nations have already began to make donations and preparing to send whatever assistance that they can. President Obama said that our nation stands ready to be of assistance, also. After the earthquake had triggered the tsunami, it raced across the Pacific and swamping whole islands in it's path. It then reached Hawaii and later the West Coast of the United States. When it hit parts of the West Coast, the wave was much weaker and did not cause major damage. In Hawaii, some hotels and homes near the coast were flooded. One man in California was killed when the wave came in because he was filming it. Well, that's it for me for tonight. I'll have another post tomorrow on the death toll from the Japan quake and any changes to the forecast. Hope everyone had a great Friday and enjoy your spring break week!

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Cold today, but be assured warm weather is coming back

By: JohnnyParker, 3:39 AM GMT on March 11, 2011

It was very cold and overcast today with temperatures between 45 and 54. You may be asking why we are having such differences in temperatures one day and then warming back up to near average the next. The answer to that is: powerful cold fronts with warm in front and cold behind. Both of these set the stage for severe weather here in the south and winter weather up north. This also sets up a battleground of winter weather north of Memphis to some parts of the Northeast. These can bring every type of weather to the United States. Nevertheless, going onward to the end of the month, we will still see great drops in temperature behind these cold fronts. Otherwise, this weekend into next week looks to be warm and sunny. You will see highs between 62 and 72 with lows between 33 and 53. I almost forgot to mention that areas down in South Mississippi near Jackson could see a possible freeze tonight. You will see a 30% chance of light showers on Monday, but that is all. Some parts of Southern Monroe County could get in on this freeze tonight, but I do not think it will be here in Smithville, MS. Flooding is still ongoing in the Midwest and Northeast. Also, there is flooding ongoing for places near the Mississippi River and Southern Mississippi. I want to point out that there is a possibility that before this month is over with that the South could have a major tornado outbreak. Now, I am saying that we will have one. I’m just saying that it’s a possibility. I’ll have another post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast. I hope everyone had a great and fantastic Thursday!

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Chilly tomorrow, but warm weather coming this weekend

By: JohnnyParker, 2:19 AM GMT on March 10, 2011

Well, it was chilly today and the sun did not come out until about lunchtime today here in Northern Mississippi. This morning, in my rain gauge, we had 1.93 inches of rain from just last night. I can say that the rain is gone until next Monday and Tuesday. Tomorrow’s high will be 52 with a low near 34. This chilly air will not last long. By Friday, your highs should be in the mid-sixties again and sunshine. Going into this weekend, you will see highs in the mid-sixties to low seventies. The chance of rain Monday and Tuesday will only be a 30%. The rest of next week will be sunny and warm. I will not be able to give an accurate forecast going into next week because of technical difficulties with my computer. Hopefully, I will be able to look at next week’s forecast in the morning. I may have a new post in the morning or evening. I hope everyone had a great Wednesday! Also, parts of North Mississippi could be in for a possible freeze on Friday night. I’ll have more on that in tomorrow’s post.

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Heavy rain, Flooding, and severe storms all possible tonight into Wednesday Morning

By: JohnnyParker, 2:06 AM GMT on March 09, 2011

It was another chilly day outside today. Today’s high got to near 60 and tonight’s low is 57. I will not be able to give a forecast going into tomorrow afternoon and into next week. There is one thing that I can say and that is our temperatures will warm up into the low seventies by this weekend into next week. As the day went on, light to moderate rain came across Northern Mississippi. It was cloudy for most of the day also across our area. Now, showers and storms are popping up east of us and near the Mississippi river as of this evening. These storms will start to come in to Northern Mississippi later tonight into Wednesday morning. Main severe weather will be in the form of hail and wind, although I cannot rule out the threat for a isolated tornado or two. The main threat without the severe weather will be heavy rain and flash flooding. One to three inches or more of rainfall is likely across the South. A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect until 6 or 7 Wednesday morning. I advise all people who are traveling tonight to be aware that some roads could become impassable and remember “turn around, don’t drown” . Flash Flooding has already been reported near Jackson, MS tonight. There has been a confirmed tornado that touched down somewhere in Texas this evening, too. Also, some places near Jackson and near Louisiana have had already 6-7 inches of rain in a short period of time. These storms can dump 2-4 inches per hour. So my advice is to just stay indoors tonight unless you have an emergency. I’ll have a new post tomorrow on how much rain we got and hopefully the forecast for the weekend into next week. I hope everyone had a great Tuesday and Keep Safe!

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Warm tomorrow, but severe weather and heavy rain return Tuesday night into Wednesday

By: JohnnyParker, 3:44 AM GMT on March 08, 2011

It was quite chilly today across Northern Mississippi and the South. However, it will be much warmer tomorrow with a high of 66 with a low of 57. The rest of the week and into next Wednesday, you will see high temperature’s between 59 and 72 with low’s between 35 and 52. Now, tomorrow evening into Wednesday morning, you will see heavy rain and severe weather. The main severe weather threats will be hail and winds up to 60mph. I cannot rule out the possibility of a isolated tornado or two. The main threats besides the severe weather will be heavy rain and flash flooding. Between 1 and 3 inches could fall with isolated areas possibly getting up to 5 inches. The timing of this will be from 2pm tomorrow to 10am Wednesday. National Weather Service could issue a Flash Flood Watch either late tonight or sometime tomorrow. This rain is good and bad for some parts of the South. It is good for the places that haven’t gotten a lot of rain this winter. It is bad for places that have already been swamped by recent rains and for places along the Mississippi River. Those places have to deal with not only heavy rains, but snowmelt coming down along the river from the Midwest from all the winter storms that they had. That will help rise the river to minor or moderate flood stage depending on where you live. I hope everyone had a good Monday and I’ll have a new post tomorrow on any changes on the heavy rain and severe threat.

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Cold today, warm returning, and severe weather returns on Wednesday

By: JohnnyParker, 10:16 PM GMT on March 06, 2011

Rain is now gone and cold air has pushed in behind the cold front. The current temperature is 44, which could be the highest it gets today unless the sun comes out. In all the rain that we got this weekend, I picked up 2.05 inches. Some places could have picked up more than 2 or 3 inches. Tonight's low temperature is 33. We could have a frost or freeze, too. You may need to bring your plants in or cover them up with a garbage bag or something. This week into next week, your high's will range between 58 and 69 with low's between 36 and 56. Next rain chance will be Wednesday. Now, I think your main threats will be flash flooding and heavy rainfall. Your severe threats will be hail, wind, and isolated tornadoes. As of now, this does not look to be a major severe weather or tornado outbreak. If that changes, I'll let yall know. This will begin on Tuesday night and last into Wednesday. After that, you will see sunshine returning for a couple of days. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! I'll be back with a new post tomorrow concerning any new information on Wednesday.

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Heavy rain today, warm and sunny next week, but severe weather returns

By: JohnnyParker, 7:27 PM GMT on March 05, 2011

The sun made an appearance this morning, but it was short lived. Heavy rain and storms have came in across the South this afternoon. So far, according to my rain gauge, we have picked up over 1 inch today. I suspect that by in the morning it will be near or somewhat over 3 inches. A flash flood watch is still in effect until this evening. Isolated ares across Northern Mississippi and the South could pick up more than 3 inches. The rain and storms will be out of the region by early tonight. Tomorrow's high temperature will be 57 with a low of 35 and sunny. Monday through next Monday, your high's will range between 59 and 70 with low's between 37 and 56. It will be sunny for most of the week except on Wednesday. On Wednesday, we could see a significant severe weather outbreak. Tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and heavy rain will all be possible. Our next chance of rain will be next Monday, which is the week of my spring break. That forecast is still a long way off and could change. Let's hope it does change. I hope that everyone is having a good Saturday even if it is raining. I'll have a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast and hopefully more on Wednesday's forecast. Have a great day!

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Heavy rain, Flash Flooding, and some Severe Weather this Weekend

By: JohnnyParker, 11:24 PM GMT on March 04, 2011

Well, this morning it was sunny and kind of warm. That has all change now. Rain is now moving through parts of North Mississippi and this is just the beginning of a heavy rain event for the South. Heavy rain, flash flooding, hail, and wind are possible tonight into tomorrow. The chance of precipitation tonight is an 80% chance with Saturday's chance at a 100%. You will see a squall line form and move through late on Saturday. Main severe threats will be hail and wind, although I still cannot rule out the threat of a tornado. We are now under a Flash Flood Watch and we could have between 1-3 inches of rainfall. Isolated areas could pick up more. Tomorrow's high temperature is 61 with a low of 38. Sunday's high temperature will be 56 with a low of 31 and sunny. Monday through next Sunday, your high's will range between 59 and 72 with low's between 37 and 54. As of now, the only day that we will see rain next week is on Wednesday. Now, we could be dealing with a significant severe weather outbreak across the South. I'll have more on that forecast either tomorrow or Sunday. I hope everyone had a great Friday and I'll be back with a new post on any changes to the Forecast. Remember if you come to a road or bridge that is covered with water, turn around, don't drown.

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Heavy rain and Flash flooding likely this weekend with some severe storms possible

By: JohnnyParker, 3:18 AM GMT on March 04, 2011

Today was a warm and sunny day for most of Northern Mississippi and the South. That is likely to change as we go into tomorrow and Saturday. A slow moving cold front will head toward the South and will push out of our area by late Saturday. Since it will be slow moving, several areas of weak low pressure systems will form and ride up toward the East Coast. That will give the South a chance for some very heavy and beneficial rainfall. Some severe weather is possible, but I do believe that the main threats will be hail and high winds. Although, I cannot rule out the possibility of tornadoes. Some places across the South may pick up within the range of 1-4 inches with isolated areas picking up more than 4. The National Weather Service could issue a Flash Flood Watch sometime tomorrow. At some point between tomorrow and Saturday, parts of the South could be under a Flash Flood Warning. After all this rain gets out of here by Sunday, your highs will range 57 and 72 with lows between 36 and 58. I want to make mention of a possible severe weather outbreak that maybe coming up next Wednesday and I do believe that this one could big and significant, too. I hope everyone had a great Thursday and I'll have a new post tomorrow on the stormy weather this weekend and maybe more on the forecast for next Wednesday.

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Warm and sunny tomorrow, but rain and storms return Friday into Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 1:00 AM GMT on March 03, 2011

It was warm and sunny today, but it was a little chilly again this morning. It will be warm and sunny again tomorrow with a high of 72 and a low of 57. Friday's forecast calls for a 40% chance of showers with a high of 71 and a low of 57. Now, as for Saturday, you will see a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, but we will not see a widespread outbreak like the last two we saw. The main threats with the storms that become severe will be wind and hail, although I cannot rule out the threat for an isolated tornado or two. The main threat, excluding the severe weather, will be very heavy rainfall. Places could pick up within the range of 1-4 inches with isolated areas possibly picking up more. This rain will not be all that bad as some parts of the South are still in a drought situation. The National Weather Service could issue a Flash Flood Watch as early as tomorrow or Friday for parts of the South. After the front passes out of the region late on Saturday, your highs Sunday through next Friday will range between 54 and 68 with lows being between 34 and 48. You will see another chance of rain come in next Wednesday and Thursday. As of now, the rain chances for those days will range between 30% and 60% chances. It is too early to say if there will be a severe weather threat or outbreak, but it's something we will have to watch for. Hope everyone had a great Wednesday! I'll be back with any changes in the forecast and more on Friday into Saturday's forecast.

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Warm and sunny through Friday, but a severe weather threat returns Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 3:18 AM GMT on March 02, 2011

Well, it was another warm and sunny day today. Although, it got off to a cool start this morning. It will stay warm and sunny through Friday, although there is a 30% chance of a isolated thunderstorms on Friday. Wednesday through Friday, your highs will range between 71 and 72 with lows between 45 and 55. On saturday, your high will be 70 with a low of 42. We will also see a severe weather threat for the South on Saturday with tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding all possible. The things that I do not know yet is will this be a major outbreak and how widespread will it be. At this time, the forecast calls for a 70% chance of thunderstorms. After Saturday, your highs will range between 54 and 71 with lows between 35 and 53. Hope everyone had a great Tuesday and I'll be back with a new post tomorrow on any changes to the forecast and maybe more on the severe weather threat for Saturday.

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Warm/Sunny Weather for a few days, but severe weather returns next Saturday

By: JohnnyParker, 12:51 AM GMT on March 01, 2011

Well, the major severe weather outbreak that I had predicted for North Mississippi last night into this morning didn't quite workout. Although, we did have some rain and thunder around 11 this morning. We did have some strong wind, too. Well, I'm glad it did not get has bad as they were saying. Otherwise, Tuesday through next Wednesday's highs will range between 56 and 72 with lows between 36 and 56. It will also be sunny most of the week into next week. Our next chances of rain will be Saturday and next Wednesday. On Saturday, we could be dealing with yet another potential severe weather outbreak or a heavy rain threat. Both of these two scenarios will depend on the path of the low pressure system that will be forming on Saturday. If it takes a path South, we will just be dealing with heavy rain and flash flooding. If it takes a path to the North, our severe weather threat increases. As of now, the rain chance for Saturday is only a 40% chance. I expect this chance to increase as we go throughout the week. Hope everyone had a good Monday and I'll be back with a new post tomorrow to discuss any changes to the forecast and any new information concerning Saturday.

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