REST OF FRIDAY: A mix of sun and clouds across central Mississippi amid, at times, stiff southwesterly breezes to push temperatures into the lower 80s, nearing record highs for many. A cold front will sweep through the area, bringing with it a band of showers and storms – behind it, cooler air will quickly rush in, dropping temperatures into the 40s by early Saturday.
WEEKEND THOUGHTS: Behind our cold front - expect a pleasant weekend ahead amid some cooler temperatures. Mainly sunny skies will and a fresh northerly breeze will keep temperatures at bay on Saturday – topping out in the lower 60s in the afternoon; close to freezing in spots by early Sunday. Sunday will feature sunshine mixing with some afternoon clouds with highs in the 60s to near 70.
NEXT WEEK: Our pattern turns a bit more active, yet stagnant. A system will strengthen over the region by Monday, bringing showers and storms to start the new work week; the associated fronts will stall over the area for Tuesday, keeping us unsettled. Temperatures will trend back to 'well-above normal' levels , in the 70s to lower 80s. Rain chances will come to an end by Thursday, with another push of cooler air.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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