Temperatures soared into the 70s this afternoon; just goes to show, a little bit of sunshine combined with a south breeze goes a long way this time of year! For some perspective, the average high in December for Central and South Mississippi is between 61 and 64 degrees.
For tonight, clouds increase again, holding temperatures in the 50s, which is a good 15 degrees above average. Fortunately, unlike the past couple nights, wind speeds will remain high enough to prevent dense fog from developing; but still, some areas of patchy fog are possible.
Another spring-like day tomorrow; warming to the 70s, along with a mild south wind. Clouds will continue increasing in advance of a weak storm system that will bring some light rain over the weekend. A few showers develop Friday evening, but the better coverage will move in from northwest to southeast, beginning early Saturday morning ahead of a cold front. But we are not expecting a wash-out; in fact, it will not rain everywhere and where rain does fall it will be very light, generally less than 1-tenth of an inch.
Here's a view from one of high resolution models, valid Saturday morning; this goes along with our thinking that rainfall will be light and a limited coverage:
Once the front passes, slightly cooler air arrives, knocking Sunday's highs back down into the 60s. Otherwise, no major cool-down expected over the next week, and possibly longer.