Wednesday, May 14 Forecast Discussion

A cold front is continuing to push through the Magnolia State, now moving through western portions of the Newscenter 11 viewing area. Rain will come to an end for all of our counties by about 10pm once the front clears. Behind it, skies will start to clear out with temperatures plummeting with a strong northwest wind through the overnight. Temperatures will bottom out in the mid and upper 40s area wide.

Thursday will push record cold for high temperatures across the region. Key Field's record low high is 66 set in 1907. If we only reach 69, that will tie us for the second coldest May 15 on record. Lows will remain in the 40s into the weekend as highs head back near 80 Saturday with all of us reaching the low 80s on Sunday.

Next week brings a large warm up as high pressure will set up shop over top of us. Temperatures will warm each day as highs will make a run to near 90 by next Wednesday as we remain dry and relatively cloud free.

Our only shot at even a sprinkle after tonight will be Friday and Saturday as a couple of weak impulses pass by. As I mentioned in yesterday's discussion, it does not look like we will have enough moisture to work with to make rain showers, and that still looks to be the case. The best chance to see rain looks to remain north of Highway 82 for points like Columbus and Starkville northward, but I may drop a small 10 percent chance for the first part of the weekend tomorrow if the trend in the models holds and I feel that there is at least an outside shot at a shower.


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