Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS
FXUS64 KJAN 262321 AAA
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Jackson MS
621 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017
Updated for 00Z aviation discussion
00Z TAF discussion:
A squall line of thunderstorms will move through the area prior to
27/10Z. As storms move through, a quick lowering of ceilings and
visibilities to IFR/MVFR can be expected followed shortly behind
with a transition of winds to the northwest. Winds will continue
at 10 to 20 knots with gusts to near 30 knots./26/
Tonight through Thursday:
Latest satellite imagery showed an upper trough moving through the
plains. The forcing and instability had forced a positive tilted
squall line to materialized across the ArkLaTex into Southeast
Missouri. On the surface a front was observed across East Texas into
West Arkansas with deepening low pressure across Northeast Texas.
The resultant pressure gradient has developed gusty winds across
the region especially over the delta area of the forecast area.
The atmosphere was rather capped across the region at mid
afternoon with readings in the upper 70s to the lower 80s.
For tonight expect a squall line to enter our western counties and
parishes by 5 pm. Instability and shear will be increasing from the
west for the remainder of this afternoon into this evening. We will
have anomalous pwats of around 1.8 inches for some decent rainfall
rates as the squall lines moves through the region. We could see
rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches with the line passage. It looks like
the 0-3 km bulk vectors will be generally parallel to the line. With
the linear mode in play SPC has taken out the moderate risk for our
far western area. In the wake of the squall line gusty winds will
taper off from the west, Thus wind advisory criteria should expire
by 9 pm. CAM guidance models show that the line should sweep across
the area rather quickly and exit the region by around 1 am. The
primary risk will be damaging winds, golfball sized hail, and some
tornadoes. The rains will exit the region by sunrise Thursday.
On Thursday high pressure will build across the ArkLaMiss from the
As far as temperatures are concern lows tonight will range from the
lower 50s west to the lower 60s southeast. Highs on Thursday will
range from the middle 70s north to the lower 80s southeast./17/
Thursday night through Wednesday...no big changes were made to the
forecast. After the boundary passes tonight, temperatures will be
near normal for a day. Warmth will quickly return Friday and
continue into the Saturday. Another cold front will bring storms
and cooler air for a day or two early next week. Overnight lows
may also fall into the upper 40s Sunday night behind the boundary.
Rain chances for the next day or two will be small, with mainly
isolated shower and thunderstorm activity expected. By Sunday, a
deepening low pressure system will help to push plenty of moisture
into the region. Good lapse rates and passing upper jets will
increase the potential for severe on Sunday. Models seem a little
slower with the system, so it may be Sunday morning and afternoon.
Well above normal moisture values should produce more heavy
rainfall. Estimated amounts were around 2-3 inches across the
area. Combined with heavy rain from today and streams across the
region could see some rises. Flash flooding will also be a
concern. Definitely a good time to clear some drains to help move
the rain along. The next system around Wednesday/Thursday has some
decent lapse rates, so there could be a series of severe events
with hail and winds over the next week.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Jackson 56 78 63 88 / 79 2 5 14
Meridian 59 80 62 87 / 77 11 8 14
Vicksburg 54 75 61 87 / 70 2 5 14
Hattiesburg 62 82 64 86 / 77 10 9 14
Natchez 54 77 62 87 / 75 2 5 14
Greenville 53 74 60 86 / 65 2 5 14
Greenwood 54 74 60 86 / 69 3 4 14
MS...Wind Advisory until 9 PM CDT this evening for MSZ018-019-025-034-
LA...Wind Advisory until 9 PM CDT this evening for LAZ007>009-015-016-
AR...Wind Advisory until 9 PM CDT this evening for ARZ074-075.