After a dreary morning - we look to break into some sunshine over the coming hours. Though be ready to see more clouds over the Christmas holiday amid much warmer temperatures.
REST OF THURSDAY: Low clouds and fog that have plagued the metro for most of the morning will begin to lift and break up through the afternoon hours; though for areas in south Mississippi, it may end up being an all day ordeal. Highs today will generally sneak into the lower 60s. Tonight, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures dipping into the 40s.
FRIDAY: If you have any last-minute shopping plans or any traveling to do, Friday won't be half bad. Watch out for areas of fog to develop in the morning; outside of that, expect variably to mostly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 60s. Don't rule out a few passing showers in the afternoon hours.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKEND: If you like warmer temperatures, this will be the forecast for you. Both days will feature the possibility of foggy mornings; a chance for showers or storms with highs rebounding into the lower and middle 70s on Saturday; middle and upper 70s on Sunday.
TRACKING OUR NEXT SYSTEM: Throughout the weekend, a storm system will be developing to our north and west – this will be the culprit of the potential for passing showers and storms for the weekend. The cold front associated with the storm will attempt to push through the area by late Monday. Ahead of it, highs will run into the middle and upper 70s again. The front will washout over the area by Tuesday; behind it, a slightly cooler air mass through Wednesday, though keeping us unsettled with clouds and rain chances.
WLBT/Fox 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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