Scattered Showers, Mild Temps Tonight

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Note: The severe weather impacting Southern Alabama is NOT moving toward the Tennessee Valley.

It’s been an active weather day to say the least for our neighbors in Southern Mississippi and Alabama with several tornadoes touching down, including this one that impacted the Southern Miss. Campus. We won’t know exactly how many tornadoes occurred or how strong they were until the damage is surveyed in the light of day tomorrow.

Still frame from video of the tornado that hit Hattiesburg, MS this afternoon.

Still frame from video of the tornado that hit Hattiesburg, MS this afternoon. From CBS.

The same storm system responsible for all this active weather to our south is the same that provided widespread rain and thunderstorms to the Valley today. The heaviest rain has pushed southeast of the area, but a southwesterly wind flow is bringing warmer temperatures and continued chance for some lingering showers overnight. We’ve actually been warming since sunset and most locations have just reached their maximum temperatures for the day.

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This transport of warm air will keep our temperatures mild until a weak cold-front moves into the area around sunrise. This front will initially drop our temperatures tomorrow morning into the low 50’s, but partly sunny conditions will likely allow a warm-up tomorrow afternoon into the upper 50’s or possibly even the low 60’s.

More rain is likely during the first half of the coming week. We discuss when the next best chance arrives on WHNT’s forecast page.