Our drought continues to worsen. Based on the latest update, released this morning, Central Mississippi is now in an Extreme Drought; on a severity scale of 0 to 4, this is a 3. Due to dry air and a breeze today, conditions are very conducive for fires to spread quickly, so please take the burn ban seriously.
Otherwise, unseasonably warm with highs in the low to middle 80s through Friday. A cold front arrives late Friday night, bringing a few showers, but certainly not enough rain to make a dent in the drought. Behind the front, turning sharply cooler over the weekend with highs in the 50s and low 60s; morning lows fall to near freezing Sunday and Monday.