Cool but dry weekend ahead!

Dry conditions will then remain throughout the 7-day forecast...

After a chilly and windy start, temperatures lifted into the upper 50s and low 60s this afternoon! Although we did see plenty of sunshine today, clouds will increase tonight and into the start of the weekend. A few showers will be possible near Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast tonight through this weekend, with a few potentially crossing into our southern counties, but we should remain mostly dry.

Expect temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s for any Saturday morning plans, with highs not rebounding much... we'll only reach the upper 50s by tomorrow afternoon! More sunshine will return by Sunday, but we'll start off in the 30s for most locations. St. Patty's Day plans look a little warmer as the low 60s move back in by Sunday afternoon.

A slow climb in temperatures is expected through the upcoming 7-day forecast, but our rain chances will not follow suit! Even despite the passage of several cold fronts, no measurable rainfall is anticipated within the extended forecast!

First Alert Forecast: cooler, drier weekend ahead

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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