Friday, March 29 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Another nice day is on the way, sadly it will be the last of our nice weather series. Clouds will begin to increase this afternoon, but that will not stop our temperatures from being above average in the upper 70s. Lows for tonight will stay mild in the upper 50s. We will be moderated by a southerly wind ahead of our next weather maker moving through over the weekend.

The majority of east, central, and northern Mississippi is under a marginal risk for severe weather tomorrow. A low pressure system will better develop over Arkansas tomorrow morning with a cold front trailing to the southwest. We will likely stay dry throughout the start of the day giving time for you to run any Saturday errands before having to worry about getting caught in the rain. A few showers can’t be ruled out earlier in the afternoon, but the chance for showers and storms begins to grow later in the day. More widespread rainfall will begin post sunset. Within this marginal threat we will generally stay below the severe limits. However, isolated cases of quarter-sized hail and damaging winds can be seen. Tornadoes are not expected.

Cooler temperatures are expected for the start of next week after the passing of the cold front. A few leftover showers and could cover is expected for Sunday morning. Later in the evening we will begin to see skies become partly cloudy. Highs will struggle to reach the 60 degree mark. We gradually warm up to the middle 70s by mid-week.