We have been fluctuating between mostly cloudy and cloudy skies throughout the day, and a stray shower or two has been out there, but most of us have remained dry, and that will be the trend through Wednesday as one or two locations may see a brief shower while everyone else remains dry through the day.
Fog will develop overnight tonight and Tuesday night, and it will dissipate through the morning hours each day. A strong south to southwest wind will bring in even warmer and more humid air. Temperatures today have touched 70 at Key Field and Laurel, and we will all climb into the lower and mid 70s for Tuesday, upper 70s for Wednesday, and if clouds hold off long enough, could push 80 for Thursday.
Thursday is where things start to change as a strong, arctic cold front begins to approach the area. With all of the warmth and moisture, it will have no problems touching off showers, but storms look unlikely as there will be no upper level support. The front, however, will stall in the Mississippi Delta into the weekend, so the question for us is how much rain do we see and how much do temperatures drop?
Temperatures look to tumble through the weekend from near 70 on Friday to near 50 for Saturday. Any rainfall will also limit how warm we get, and once the front passes, the real cold air will arrive, so we will be watching this system closely over the next several days.