FRIDAY: A cold front is poised to move through central Mississippi through the latter half of the day. Expect mostly cloudy skies, breezy southwest winds ahead of the front to push highs in the 60s and 70s. A few showers possible along the front as temperatures dip late in the day on the heels of a northerly wind taking hold. Lows will drop back into the upper 40s and lower 50s.
UNSETTLED WEEKEND: Friday's front will not completely cross the area. This will cause a big split in temperatures on Saturday; some areas may stay in the 50s and 60s; while others may run well into the 70s; also keeping things unsettled in the rain department. Another disturbance will bring a wave of rain through Saturday to the region. The front will dissolve Sunday, keeping highs in the 60s to near 70.
NEXT WEEK: The pattern remains unsettled as the Atlantic-borne high pressure ridge continues to muscle westward - highs will rebound into the upper 70s and lower 80s overnights near 60° with a chance for showers each day. Rain chances will increase through Wednesday and Thursday as the upper ridge begins to break down and a front approaches the region.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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