Temperatures today have been warm again as we started off at 64, the warmest low since 1922 in Meridian, and have pushed our record high of 79. Key Field, as of 3pm, has held at 78 for the last several hours. Temperatures will be warm overnight and fall no more than 15 degrees thanks to cloud cover and a strong southerly wind continuing to bring in warm and humid air.
Clouds will thicken through the day tomorrow in advance of our cold front working in from the northwest. A few isolated showers are possible through the day with more scattered showers as we head into the evening and overnight. Rain will take hold as we work into Friday morning and be with us for most of the day. The front will slide through Friday early afternoon, and temperatures will plunge through the rest of the day, with us bottoming out in the 30s by Saturday morning.
Saturday will be a cold and rainy day with showers around the area, and more rain increases on Sunday as warm air surges again back northward. The final push of cold air will start on Monday with more rain. Rain will taper off on Tuesday morning as skies clear and colder air arrives, having us stay in the 40s for Tuesday and crack 50 for Wednesday. Overnight lows will drop below freezing both nights.
By the time the rain is all said and done, we are looking at 1-3 inches locally with some higher amounts where the rain sits, especially Sunday and Monday. Some flooding will be a concern in both areas of poor drainage and near area streams and rivers that are still running high from last week's rain.