After a quick cool snap, a warming trend is beginning that will lead to mild weather into the weekend... Due to lots of moisture associated with a fairly unsettled pattern, clouds are hanging tough again today; but despite the lack of sunshine, temperatures are running close to average today. With the exception of the Delta, most spots in Central and South Mississippi are running in the upper 60s this afternoon, which is above average for early December.
With cool, moist air in place and a very light wind tonight, areas of dense fog develop again tonight as morning as lows drop to the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
More clouds than sun over the coming days, but with a south wind our warming trend continues; highs reach the 71 to 76 degree range both Thursday and Friday with morning lows in the 50s. A disturbance swings in for the first half of the weekend, kicking off some showers Friday night and Saturday as the associated cold front arrives. As of now, we are not expecting a wash-out and rain totals should remain light.
Longer term, temperatures begin trending down to seasonably cool levels by the beginning of next week, but no sign of any significant cool-down within the next 7-10 days.