North MS Local Forecast: Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 32 and it feels like 32. Freeze Warning remains in effect for North MS until 9am this morning. Frost Advisory in effect for North MS from 1am to 9am tomorrow morning. Highs will continue to range between 68 and 73 with lows between 40 and 51. There is an 80% chance of thunderstorms on Thursday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 36 and it feels like 32. Todays high is 60 with a low of 36. Tuesdays high is 69.
Severe/Winter Weather Update (Southeast Region): Now, for your Severe/Winter Weather Update for the Southeast Region. There could be a threat of severe weather around March 31st-April 2nd, and around April 5th.
Severe Weather Outlook (Nationwide): Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather Wednesday from Central/East Texas to the Lower Missouri Valley/Midwest. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#2) Slight Risk of severe weather on Wednesday across Eastern Oklahoma/Northeast Texas/ArkLaTex, and Ozarks. Primary threats: large hail, damaging winds, and a few isolated tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a Day 4 (Thursday/Friday) 15% severe weather probability in their Day 4-8 Outlook from Eastern MS, Northern/Central Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and Northwest Georgia. This means there is a 15% chance of seeing severe weather within 25 miles of a given point.
Tropical Update: Now, for your tropical update. In the Western Pacific, no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South-West Indian Ocean), (#1) Tropical Cyclone Emeraude has winds of 65mph, gusting to 80mph, with a pressure of 993mbars. Movement is West-Southwest at 9mph. Is expected to remain at tropical storm intensity through Saturday. Not a threat to land. In the Southern Hemisphere (Australian Region), no development is expected over next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South Pacific), no development is expected over the next 5 days.
Long Range Outlook: As we head into late March, expect a continuance in normal to above normal rainfall across the Southeast with an increase in potential for severe weather. Temperatures will range between normal to a little below normal.
Weather Word of the Week: Back-door Cold Front. Is a cold front moving South or Southwest along the Atlantic Seaboard and Great Lakes. These are especially common during the Spring months.
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