First Alert Forecast: Autumn finally arrives in Mississippi

Cold front pushes through the region, ushering in much anticipated fall air to round out the week

THURSDAY: Behind our sweeping cold front, expect skies to become sunny to mostly sunny as highs only manage the 70s to near 80°. Winds may a bit aggressive at times, out of the north at 10-20 mph. Overnight, as winds subside, under clear skies – we’ll see lows fall back deep into the 50s. Some cooler pockets could drop into the upper 40s briefly by Friday morning.

HURRICANE MICHAEL: This fast-moving storm will continue to move through Georgia and South Carolina into Thursday morning; North Carolina by Thursday night and off the Carolina coast by early Friday morning as a strong cold front sweeps it east. Heavy rain, wind and isolated tornadoes will be possible – minor surge can’t be ruled out along the beaches of these states too.

EXTENDED RANGE: High pressure will hold firm to round out the work week and head into the beginning of the weekend. Expect highs in the 70s, trending toward the lower 80s by Sunday ahead of our next system due in by late Sunday into Monday. Rain chances will be elevated to start our next work week – even through Tuesday before gradually clearing into Wednesday. Expect another reassuring shot of autumn air with highs mainly in the lower 70s, except Tuesday, where we’ll dip into the upper 60s.

First Alert Forecast: fall has arrived in Mississippi

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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