Clouds have again been a staple for us today, and outside of again a few light showers, most of us have remained dry. We will see the clouds thicken again towards morning as a low stratus deck builds in, and we can again see some patchy, dense fog in many locations through the overnight and into early tomorrow morning.
Wednesday and Thursday will be very warm as highs climb into the upper 70s with plenty of warm and humid air being brought in our direction. Even with the clouds in place, temperatures will still climb to near record highs. The record for Wednesday is 79 and the forecasted high is 77. Thursday's record high is a little out of reach as it is 81.
A potent cold front with plenty of arctic air will be coming our direction as we move into Friday. This front, however, will stall over northwest Mississippi it becomes parallel to the jet stream. Even with the actual front to our north, there will be plenty of lift ahead of the front for showers to start developing in earnest on Friday. Showers will then be with us through the weekend and into Tuesday of next week as the front hangs out to our northwest and we get plenty of moisture moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico and enough lift to touch off those showers. By the time the front exits Tuesday, we could see one to three inches of rain locally.
The front will clear sometime on Tuesday, and once it does, very cold air will rush in behind it, causing temperatures to drop rapidly through the day. Highs will already be cooler into the weekend thanks to the rain, clouds, and some cold air advancing ahead of the front. Highs through the weekend will be in the 50s and 60s.