Wednesday, December 5 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Another sunny day thanks to high pressure now sliding into West Mississippi. This high will move over our area tonight into early Thursday morning to allow for the coldest morning so far as lows drop into 20s. We will get cold enough tonight that you will want to make sure you protect those four P's: pets, plants, pipes, and people.

As high pressure moves to the east tomorrow, winds will turn around from the south to attempt to warm us into the middle and upper 50s through the day. Clouds will also return to the area through the day with us going completely cloudy by Friday morning. Clouds will keep temperatures about the same Thursday and Friday with rain showers holding off until at least after sunset, if not until early Saturday morning.

Saturday looks to be a washout across the area as our next system moves through. The heaviest rain looks to fall between 2pm and 10pm. It is in this time frame that an inch or more is possible with total rainfall accumulation, including leftover showers on Sunday, of one to three inches. With leaves and pine straw across the area, you will want to clean drainage areas around your house prior to Saturday morning to make sure water can be removed quickly without causing blocking or flooding concerns.

Clouds will linger through our Sunday and Monday with highs in the 40s but lows above freezing. Sunshine will return on Tuesday as we start to warm with clouds returning Wednesday ahead of a late week cold front.