Thursday, February 7 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Key Field broke the record high of 80 today as we have reached at least 81, making it back to back record high temperatures for us. We will not be setting any more record highs for a while as a cold front moving into Western Mississippi will arrive this evening to bring a few showers. Temperatures behind the front are dropping about 30 degrees within 5 hours. We likely won't see quite as quick of a drop off thanks to the cold air arriving overnight, but we will see almost a 40 degree temperature swing between where we are now and where we will be Friday afternoon.

Our high temperature for Friday will occur at midnight, likely in the middle 50s, with temperatures on Friday afternoon struggling back to 50. Our coldest morning will be Saturday morning where we wake up just above freezing. Temperatures will begin to warm on Sunday as we return to the lower 60s.

Moisture will return for us starting on Sunday that means that a stray shower is possible on Sunday. Rain chances increase on Monday to isolated showers with rain widespread on Tuesday as a cold front passes through the area. There could be a storm or two, but we are too early to determine that, so I will keep showers only in the forecast.

We will cool down a bit on Wednesday, but stay above average, with temperatures warming likely into the second half of next week, assuming a building ridge can keep diving cold air from the north deflected to our east.