MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The cold front that passed through the Deep South yesterday spawning multiple reports of tornadoes, hail, and wind damage is now entering the state Georgia. The line of showers and storms will be hugging the east coast by early tomorrow morning. Effects of the front are felt throughout the area today as temperatures dropped overnight and continued to drop through the day. The upper level trough passing over us this afternoon and early evening will keep the cloud deck over east MS, gusty winds, and a stray light shower. Overnight we will clear out nicely with lows dropping in the low 40s.
Monday will be sunny and temperatures will be warmer than we say today in the low 70s. High pressure will build into the southeast keeping our nice weather streak all the way until Wednesday night. Highs will rise gradually throughout the week until we are pushing 80 on Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday night brings our next chance for rain and thunderstorms. An upper level low will track through the plains and into the Great Lakes region. This will bring the threat for severe weather for east MS. Right now the area of biggest concern seems to be to our west, but we will watch this system closer to mid-week.
Friday will start off cloudy and clear out through the day with temperatures staying in the low 70s after the passing of a cold front on Thursday. Saturday we fully clear up with sunny skies in the afternoon and highs in the lower 70s. Temperatures jump back into the upper 70s on Sunday afternoon making our weekend quite nice without any rain or storms.