Wednesday, February 6 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Meridian has set the record high for today as we hit 79 at 2pm, with temperatures continuing to warm this afternoon. We will see warm temperatures continue to move in our direction through Thursday where highs should once again break the record (the record tomorrow is 80 set in 1999).

A cold front will arrive after sunset on Thursday and will bring a few showers with it, likely in a weak line of showers. Rain should exit near midnight with colder air rushing in behind the front. Our high for the day will occur during the overnight hours, so the forecast high of 46 will be our mid-afternoon temperature. We will drop towards the freezing mark Saturday morning.

Saturday will begin our warming trend as we return to the middle 50s for highs. We make it back to 60 on Sunday and introduce a stray shower chance. A few systems will pass over our area Monday and Tuesday to allow for isolated to scattered showers before we see a break on Wednesday. Models disagree on timing and amount of rainfall of systems for the middle of next week, so I will hold at stray showers for now on Wednesday but confidence is lower than normal for that portion of the forecast.