As the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga merge with a cold front over northeast Mississippi, they are creating an impressive radar display. Nearly all of this activity is being severe storm warned at this hour. The low level jet stream, located about 5,000 above the surface, has winds that have strengthened to nearly 90 mph! If any of these winds are pushed to the surface in heavier downpours, significant wind damage could occur.
The display of all of this is impressive on radar. You can certainly see the swirl of Olga in northeast Mississippi.
While those storms are quite severe, they will weaken as they move our way later today. We will, however, continue to deal with very gusty winds and scattered showers until then. Winds over in the Smokies have the potential to gust to 65 mph this afternoon.
Data coming in today continues to indicate that next Friday will be our coldest day yet, with highs in the upper 40s. We will likely wake up Saturday morning to lows in the mid 20s. That will be our first widespread hard freeze of the season.
You all have a good Saturday afternoon!