Temperatures will continue to work their way toward near-record warmth through the holiday weekend; though each day will also feature foggy mornings, clouds and the option for hit and miss showers. Rain chances will increase next week as a series of fronts moves into the area.
CHRISTMAS EVE: Areas of fog will greet you as you start off your Saturday morning amid mild temperatures. The clouds will break for some sun by afternoon with a small chance of showers, mainly north of MS Hwy 14. Highs will make a run for the middle 70s before the day is out. As Santa makes his flight to central Mississippi, he’ll need Rudolph’s nose to be extra bright as another bout of fog looks to settle in by early Sunday morning with temperatures near 60.
CHRISTMAS DAY: No threat for snow in the forecast for Christmas - through we could have to dodge some rain drops here and there. The bigger story – the warmth. Highs on Sunday will be nearing record territory – in the upper 70s. Outside of that, expect mostly cloudy skies after the fog lifts through mid-morning.
NEXT WEEK: A weak frontal boundary will begin to slide into the area by late Monday and early Tuesday – bringing with it a chance for showers and storms . Highs will slip from the middle 70s Monday to near 70 on Tuesday. Bigger changes may be on the way behind a second front, due to drop into the area by late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Behind that front, highs will slip through the day Thursday; bottoming out in the 30s by early Friday morning. We’ll likely only manage highs in the lower 50s Friday afternoon.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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