Beautiful weekend to follow a few early morning Saturday showers

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A weak cold front will skip across East Mississippi and West Alabama early Saturday morning. It will bring a few showers with it, but the weekend will end up being dry.

This evening will stay dry, but clouds will build. Beneath the increasing clouds, we will cool through the 40s. Showers will begin increasing between about 2 AM and 4 AM and track eastward through the area. These are just rain showers. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s with upper 30s in the cooler, drier spots around 6 AM Saturday. By noon the sun will be out, and temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 50s. Saturday will end up being a beauty of a day with a high near 60 degrees. By 6 PM, we cool toward 50 and then into the 40s through the evening.

More rain is the last thing we need. We are water logged. Rivers are high. Some are flooding, and others are expected to rise to flood levels this weekend. Flood Warnings are in effect for the Chickasawhay River at Enterprise the Sucarnoochee River at Livingston and the Tombigbee River near Demopolis, Gainesville, Coffeeville, and Bevill, where flooding is already occurring. Flood Warnings are also in effect where flooding is expected soon: the Pearl River near Philadelphia.

Several successive storm systems will mean on-and-off rain Monday through Thursday. Rainfall amounts over those four days can be as high as seven inches. Not everyone will get that much rain, but the bottom line is we can expect widespread rain next week.