You can leave the rain gear at home for Black Friday shopping

Hope you are all having a great Thanksgiving! It's been a pleasant day as high temperatures climbed anywhere between the low-60s and upper-60s. Sunshine mixed with some clouds will take us through sunset this evening. We'll see partly cloudy skies overnight, with a few more clouds north of I-20/Highway-80 than compared to points south. Temperatures will drop into the mid-40s by the time Friday morning rolls around. Black Friday will be dry and mild with highs at or just shy of 70 degrees. You can leave the rain gear at home as you go out to shop!

Heading into Saturday, a cold front will be approaching our area. Most of the day will be dry with highs in the mid-70s. Rain chances will begin to ramp up in the late-afternoon and early evening on Saturday. The atmosphere will be modestly unstable as the cold front moves on through, and with plenty of wind shear in place, there is the potential for strong to severe storms to develop Saturday night and into early-Sunday morning. The storm system will also be gradually weakening as it moves through East Mississippi and West Alabama, it just depends on how much weaker it gets to determine the severe threat for our area. This is pretty similar to the set-up we saw Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, and with that the severe activity remained to our west. That may easily happen again Saturday night, but with a slightly earlier timing for storms, there's a slightly better chance of seeing severe weather this time around in our area. Keep up to date with the latest forecast on this as there is still plenty of time for things to change.

A stray shower could be leftover by Sunday morning, otherwise we can expect clouds to gradually clear out of our area. Abundant sunshine will be in store for our area Monday through Wednesday as high pressure dominates our area. Temperatures will be a lot cooler during this time frame, with afternoon highs only in the low-50s on Monday. It is quite possible that some spots north of I-20 do not even reach the 50 degree mark Monday afternoon. Temperatures will then likely drop below freezing by Tuesday morning. Highs will warm back into the mid-50s by Tuesday and then the low-60s by Wednesday. Clouds will increase on our Thursday out ahead of the next system that looks to bring us some rain by the end of next week.