JULIA'S FORECAST: Chilly finish to 2014! - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

JULIA'S FORECAST: Chilly finish to 2014!

We may have sunshine out today, but that doesn't mean it will be warm! New Year's Eve will be a chilly day with highs only in the upper 40s and low 50s. On top of that, a little breeze out of the north will make it feel even cooler. Dress for mid 40s today!

Skies remain mostly clear tonight and winds ease up a bit. That will allow temperatures to fall easily. We will likely be in the low and mid 30s at the stroke of midnight. By daybreak on New Year's Day our temperatures will be a few degrees below freezing.

Clouds return on New Year's Day, and so does the chance for some showers. Most of the day will likely be dry, but showers seem more likely for areas north of I-20 and in the Delta. The threat for rain increases as we head towards Friday, when rain will likely be widespread through the afternoon. Heavy downpours are possible along with localized flash flooding.

The rain expected on Friday is the result of a warm front lifting through. That warm air moves in briefly, warming us to the mid 60s for Saturday. It's short lived though because a subsequent cold front will pass through on Saturday afternoon. We're expecting more widespread rain as a result with the threat for thunderstorms. As of right now there is a threat for some severe weather on Saturday. We'll update with details as they come in.

Julia Weiden
Morning Meteorologist
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