Happy Friday! There are a few showers and storms across central Mississippi this morning as a low-pressure system continues to dominate the southeast. As we head into the afternoon on our Friday, storm coverage will begin to increase across our area. An isolated damaging wind gust may be possible as temperatures peak in the mid-80s this afternoon. Any storms that develop Friday afternoon will begin to gradually weaken after sunset, but a few more rumbles of thunder along with some showers will be possible before midnight.
The low-pressure system will stall out over the weekend and that will result in mainly afternoon isolated storms for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-80s on Saturday and then the upper-80s on Sunday. Morning lows both days will be in the low-70s. Pop-up storms may develop Monday afternoon as the area of low-pressure finally starts to exit our area. A dry cold front will swing on through behind the low and help reinforce drier air over our area and also help us drop into the upper-60s for lows.
Dew points will drop and rain chances will go away by Tuesday as highs climb into the mid-80s. With the dry air in place and the possibility of clearing skies overnight, temperatures will likely drop into the mid-60s by Wednesday morning. Another dry cold front will move through on Wednesday which will once again help reinforce drier air and comfortable dew points. Clear skies Wednesday night into Thursday will allow for temperatures to drop into the low-60s by Thursday morning. I wouldn’t be surprised that in some of our colder spots temperatures drop into the upper-50s that morning. Thursday will feature sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s.