Happy Friday! Moderate rain has been moving through our area during the early morning hours. As of about 4 A.M. the main batch of rain has moved out of Meridian and is over Choctaw and Sumter counties. The main line of rain should exit our viewing area right around sunrise. There will be some isolated leftover showers area-wide through the rest of the morning, and some wrap-around moisture could include a wintry mix around the Highway 14 corridor. No accumulation nor traffic concerns are expected with this, just be sure to use some extra time out on the roads if the wintry mix does occur. The best chance of wintry weather stays to the north of our area, but again can’t be ruled out for the Highway 14 corridor. Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day, down to 37 by 3 o’clock. The weekend will be dry, but cold, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.
We have a slight “warm up” to the 50 degree mark for Martin Luther King Day but an arctic cold front will move through our area Tuesday morning, bringing a burst of frigid temperatures, similar to what we saw last week. Models have been going back and forth on any chances of snow flurries with this system, so I’ll still leave a chance of a stray morning flurry Tuesday morning. This front will have no major impacts in terms of moisture, but we’ll be back to the grind in terms of protecting your four P’s from the cold. Lows Wednesday and Thursday will more than likely be in the teens, with highs Tuesday and Wednesday only in the 30s. Models have been trending colder and colder, so this forecast is still subject to change, and could possibly get colder.