Saturday, December 8 Forecast Discussion

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The low pressure system toward the¬ coast will continue to cause rain for us here in east Mississippi as we go through the rest of your Saturday. With this long period of rain some low lying areas especially could see some localized flooding. 1-3 inches is to be expected for most locations. Highs today will struggle to reach 50 with the help of dense cloud cover. Tonight showers will begin to slack off, but not come to a complete stop. Expect scattered showers overnight with cloudy skies and lows in the lower 40s. Tomorrow will start overcast with isolated showers while we will once again struggle to warm up very much in the afternoon. Highs will stay in the middle 40s and lows in the lower 30s. Overnight cloud cover will remain, but as we go into Monday they will begin to break leaving us with a partly sunny start to the work week.

Monday’s highs will be in the upper 40s with lows plummeting into the upper 20s overnight. High pressure begins to build in on Tuesday leaving us with a sunny sky and slightly warming temperatures in the afternoon. Highs will reach the low to mid 50s with calm winds from the Northwest. Tuesday night will be clear and calm with lows near 30. The high pressure will shift eastward on Wednesday and we will get a more southerly influence with highs in the upper 50s and mostly sunny skies. Wednesday night there will be a chance for showers as the next system approaches the twin states. Lows for Wednesday night will be in the middle 40s.

The closed low forms to our northwest on Thursday giving us a cloudy and rainy day. Highs will stay in the lower 60s and only drop to near 50 overnight as we will continue to see showers or even an occasional storm on Thursday night. Friday will be another mostly cloudy day as we will still be under the influence of the outflow of the closed low pressure system. Showers will be scattered throughout the day and highs will be in the upper 50s.