Thursday, January 31 Forecast Discussion

A beautiful late-January day across East Mississippi and West Alabama as high pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico exerts its influence in our weather with keeping skies clear and temperatures seasonal. This area of high pressure will begin to slide eastward the next couple of days. As it does, we will begin a nice warm-up, but first, a small cool down is in store for Friday.

A cold front will swing across the Twin States overnight. For us, it will be dry but locations north of Highway 82 and especially along Highway 78 could see a shower (both rain and snow) tonight. This cold front will reinforce our cold air and make it so most of us will remain in the upper 40s tomorrow. In fact, Louisville, Macon, and other northern locations may stay in the low 40s for Friday.

Clouds return Saturday as the second of a series of cold fronts works in. This one looks to be a little drier now that originally advertised, so I have dropped the rain chances but am not confident enough no one will see a shower to remove the rain chance completely. The best chance for rain looks to be in the evening north of I-20, so Meridian Mardi Gras should be a-okay.

Clouds stay with us as we go into next week, with highs back into the 60s starting on Sunday. Another cold front arrives Tuesday with a better chance at isolated showers, and then we will see if the front stalls or a few more fronts work through towards the end of the week. For now, Wednesday and Thursday are dry with the only rain chance next week on Tuesday.

For specific numbers for your forecast, check out the 7-day on the weather homepage.


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