FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING FOR LAWRENCE, JEFFERSON DAVIS and COVINGTON COUNTIES. FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL EARLY TUESDAY MORNING FOR AMITE, PIKE, WALTHALL and WILKINSON COUNTIES.
NEW YEARS DAY: In many areas, Sunday will be another cloudy, dreary day with highs rebounding deep into the 60s to near 70. Scattered showers and storms will be possible – though it won't rain all day long. Some of the showers and storms will be heavy – highest potential will be south / east of the metro, where we may have some localized flooding. Tonight – watch out for more fog with temperatures dipping into the middle 60s.
SEVERE THREAT MONDAY: A second, more potent system will approach the area by Monday – in combination with high moisture content and instability could spark a few strong to severe storms throughout the day. Highs will work their way into the 70s, giving plenty fuel to the fire. All modes of severe weather, wind, hail and isolated tornadoes, cannot be ruled out. The main time frame will be between 11 AM through 7 PM; behind it, decent clearing into the overnight hours. Lows will be in the 50s.
REST OF NEXT WEEK: Cooler air doesn't look to arrive in central Mississippi until Wednesday – so we'll likely stay warm, in the 70s for your Tuesday – and the weather will be a bit nicer. Much of the week will feature variably cloudy skies and gradually falling temperatures, eventually dropping into the 40s for highs by Thursday through Saturday. We'll make mention of a few showers Thursday – Friday at this point; and add the small possibility of a brief wintry mix early Saturday morning north of I-20.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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