Monday, March 3 Forecast Discussion

Temperatures have been dropping throughout our Monday behind our cold front that is now exiting Alabama. Most locations north of Highway 80 are now below freezing, and some have been for several hours, with some reports of snow making it to the ground in the form of flurries. We will keep our clouds overnight which will help us from getting too cold, but we will all drop into the low to mid 20s tonight.

With the clouds holding tough for Tuesday, temperatures will struggle to warm, and our next upper level low will pass through Tuesday afternoon and evening and bring a shot at rain to locations south of Interstate 20.

Outside of a shower again for Wednesday, temperatures should return to the 50s which is where they will reside for Thursday as another upper level low gives us a brief reinforcing shot of cold air and some rain showers.

Friday will start a warm up into the weekend as a small upper level ridge develops over us, sending our highs back to the 60s for Friday and Saturday before our next system approaches on Sunday. Our next cold front looks to bring some rain Sunday into Monday as temperatures should hold in the low 60s.

Since we are now in meteorological Spring, it is worth noting that our Winter period (December - February) did not even rank as a top ten coldest winter in Meridian. Our average high was 44 degrees through the Winter, with help from warm highs to offset our many record lows.

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