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Rain chances with some severe potential follows us into weekend

Here's today's 1-Minute Weather from Joel Young.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 11:42 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - We begin with warm, humid conditions across the area with some places seeing patchy, dense fog. Temperatures will begin in the lower to mid-60s. An isolated shower will be possible in the morning, and perhaps into the afternoon. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to lower 80s. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are a bit more likely into the evening before moving out Saturday morning. Temperatures dip into the 60s again by Saturday morning.

A few isolated showers will be possible during the day on Saturday. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures returning to the upper 70s to lower 80s. Then as we head into the evening hours, a cold front passes through the area. This front will bring the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms.

As this line of storms moves through, the main threats will be strong, damaging winds and heavy rain. But an isolated, brief tornado could be embedded within this line. While any tornado that develops will likely be weak, it is still something we need to monitor. The greatest threat for severe weather will take place between 6 p.m. Saturday to Midnight Sunday morning for areas northwest of the Natchez Trace Parkway. After midnight, these storms begin to weaken some. But they could still be on the strong side as they track through the Golden Triangle into Central Alabama.

After the front passes, rain chances don't go away immediately. A few isolated showers are possible into Sunday with temperatures climbing into the mid-60s. But as we head into your Monday, we should be drier with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

We'll gradually warm back into the upper 60s to lower 70s by the middle of next week. And with the warm up will come an increased chance of showers once again, mainly on Wednesday.

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