Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jackson MS
417 PM CDT Wed Jun 19 2019

...SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: The outflow boundary from a decaying MCS
moved across our CWA earlier today and has scoured out our rain
chances with the exception of very low chances of a storm or two
this afternoon into the early evening over east Mississippi. Rain
chances will increase this evening though especially for the
northern half of our CWA. Regional satellite imagery and radar
showed storms firing over the Southern Plains. A shortwave trough
will move over the Plains and enhance develop of the storms that
are expected to form another MCS as it approaches our CWA. The
environment is expected to become more favorable for severe storm
development over our CWA as the MCS enters later this evening.
Considering the expected parameters, damaging wind gusts and hail
larger than quarter size will be the main threats but a tornado or
two cannot be ruled out. Brief heavy downpours will also accompany
the activity. Model timing and track of the convection still
differ but consensus suggests that an MCS will move into the
northwestern portions of our CWA by 10 pm and continue to spread
east across our CWA through the night. There remains some question
as to how far south the severe threat will get before the
convection weakens but the threat for severe storms is expected to
end before sunrise Thursday. The shortwave will be east of
Mississippi Thursday but a moist airmass will be left over our
CWA. A potential boundary left over from the MCS along our
southern zones may become the focus for a strong storm or two
Thursday afternoon. In addition, dew points in the low to mid 70s
lingering over our southwest with temperatures in the lower 90s
will lead to heat index values near 105F Thursday afternoon. Wl
maintain mention of this in the HWO. /22/

Thursday night through next week: A few storms will likely linger
into Thursday night as the shortwave trough passes to the east
and leaves behind a weak surface boundary, but confidence is low
on where these would focus and just how much coverage there will
be given the uncertainties with convective evolution for Thursday
and diminishing synoptic scale support.

Showers and thunderstorms cannot be entirely ruled out for Friday,
especially if returning southerly flow can help any seabreeze
convection to spread northward. Then it looks like the next best
chance for more than a few isolated showers or storms will be next
Monday into Tuesday time frame as a low pressure system moving
eastward across the country brings some height falls and increases
convection at least to our north and west. For now it appears the
associated frontal boundary will stall out before dipping into our
forecast area, but we will continue to monitor the trends for this
early week setup.

Heat stress will continue to be a concern over mainly western/
southern portions of the ArkLaMiss as dewpoints remain in the low to
mid 70s throughout the day while temperatures climb into the low 90s
resulting in heat index values in the 103 to 105 degree range. The
limited heat threat continues in the HWO/graphics for heat indices
reaching 105, and we will continue to monitor for now the
possibility of heat advisory issuance. /NF/EC/

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF discussion:
Scattered TSRA wl affect TAF sites in the east this aftn as an
outflow boundary continues shifting east. TAF sites cntrl and west
may not see TSRA activity until around 06Z Thu provided another
outflow boundary moves into the area. Otherwise, VFR conds will
prevail until 11Z Thu when MVFR cigs are expected to develop and
take until after 16Z to scatter out. /22/

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Jackson       74  91  75  94 /  48  21  13  20
Meridian      75  90  75  96 /  33  28  24  23
Vicksburg     76  91  77  93 /  44  22  11  20
Hattiesburg   75  94  75  94 /  12  28   7  31
Natchez       74  91  75  93 /  27  19   8  24
Greenville    75  90  76  93 /  74  23  13  11
Greenwood     77  88  76  93 /  74  29  22  17

&&

.JAN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MS...None.
LA...None.
AR...None.

&&


$$

22/EC


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