Along with dropping temperatures, Friday night may see a fair share of thunderstorms across that state, but Greg Flynn with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that there is not a major cause for concern.
“With the cold front coming through, the national weather service is telling us it will bring some thunderstorms but a limited chance of severe weather,” Flynn said. “There will be storms with gusty winds and some heavy rain, but that should be the extent of it with significantly colder temperatures on the other side.”
Flynn said that the colder temperatures may bring about the first freeze warning on both Saturday and Sunday morning in North Mississippi, but they should fade as the days go on as the temperatures rise.
“This one will be short-lived, lasting just a few hours before the temperatures get well above freezing,” Flynn said. “This time it’s just easing us into the winter months as we approach Halloween.
As for tonight’s storms, Flynn warned drivers to be careful and be aware of storms later in the afternoon and evening the further south you travel. After the storms pass, Flynn mentioned that the weekend is shaping up to be a good one.
“Saturday should be beautiful with highs in the upper 50s, so we’ll get through the storms tonight and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.”