Showers, storms, and a noticeable cool down are the main takeaways from this weekends forecast for the ArkLaMiss. However, isolated strong storms and localized flash flooding are also possible.
An unseasonably strong cold front is moving south out of the Mid-Mississippi Valley this evening. While showers and a few storms have developed, additional rainfall is expected to flare up along the front as it moves into the ArkLaMiss late tonight and early tomorrow.
A *MARGINAL RISK* for severe weather has been issued for most of the ArkLaMiss tonight through early tomorrow. While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, some isolated damaging wind gusts or quarter-sized hail will be possible in the most organized storms.
Localized street flooding could becoming a concern for a handful of river parishes, so the National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Flash Flood Watch for East Carroll, Madison, and Tensas through tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
The rain will end north to south during the afternoon on Saturday. Cooler air will continue to filter in through Sunday, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90° through Monday.
A slow warming trend is expected through much of next week, but the extended forecast looks murky… with another potent cold front perhaps possible by the end of next week.