The cool-air “wedge” won for much of the day across much of the area, but it gave in a bit this afternoon as high temperatures range from the low 50s to as high as near 60 where sun has been more plentiful. Unlike today, where only a lucky few saw lots of sun, tomorrow should bring us all a good dose of that glowing sky orb.
Through Tonight: Clouds are generally on the decrease, though some spots won’t see full clearing till late night. Winds from the west are noticeable, around 10 mph with gusts to 20 or 25 mph. Lows range from the low-and-mid 30s to near 40.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): We should see lots of sunshine and still fairly mild temperatures. That increasing sun angle is becoming noticeable if you’re out in the middle of the day. Soak some up? Highs should reach the upper 40s and lower 50s. Plan on breezes from the west around 10 mph.
Sunday tornadoes: Hattiesburg, MS was impacted by at least an EF-3 tornado yesterday (rating still subject to revision), as part of a mini tornado outbreak in the area. The Hattiesburg event may have been a long-track tornado, and was responsible for at least 82 injuries. Some intense video came out of Hattiesburg, with the tornado touching down before sunset. Strong tornadoes are not too unusual across the South in winter. Mississippi has had 21 F3/EF3+ tornadoes in February since 1950 prior to this year, and is home to the only F5 on record in the month.