Squeeze play – cold front and Tropical Storm Lee combine to bring rainy, cooler weather

T.S. Lee makes landfall and a cold front moves towards the region from the north on Sunday morning

Tropical Storm Lee made landfall (if you can call it that, moving at 2-3 mph) over south-central Louisiana this morning and will move slowly northeast over the coming couple of days. It’s effects, in the form of a dense high overcast sky, moved across the region yesterday. By this afternoon, we’ll begin seeing scattered showers from Lee with northeast MS receiving the heaviest and steadiest rain.

In the meantime, a cold front to our northwest will continue to move southeast into the metro area by this afternoon. It is also expected to bring with it scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Between these two systems, we’ll have a good chance of rain this afternoon and evening and overnight tonight.  No severe weather is expected.  Conditions will also be breezy tonight as Lee’s wind field stretches over the area.

For Labor Day Monday, weather conditions will improve with little in the way of rainfall expected, so outdoor grilling can commence! It could remain mostly cloudy, at least through the first part of the day, before skies begin to clear late.  The airmass behind the front is much cooler and we’ll see our first taste of FALL on Monday with temperatures remaining in the 70s!  Lows will drop into the 50s area-wide for lows Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. High temperatures will remain in the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday and near 80 through the end of the week.  It certainly will be a welcome change from the blistering hot summer that seems to have ended on Saturday! For full forecast details, visit MWN.

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