First Alert Forecast: Rainy weekend, warm Christmas!

First Alert Forecast: Rainy weekend, warm Christmas!
A Gulf-borne low will spread clouds and rain into central Mississippi through the weekend ahead. (Source: WLBT)

Temperatures have reached the upper 50s this afternoon, even as clouds continue to stream in overhead... A low pressure system will move NE and out of the Gulf of Mexico into the weekend, and this will increase our rain chances as well. Anticipate dry conditions tonight with lows only falling into the low 40s, before rain and cloud cover keeps temperatures in the low-mid 50s tomorrow afternoon. More rain is expected into Sunday until the area of low pressure exits to our NE. Fortunately, severe weather is not a concern! Rain totals could exceed an inch along and east of I-55.

High pressure will be building back over the region just in time for those holiday travel plans! Region-wide we’ll be dry and warm into the Christmas holiday, with temperatures reaching near 70° the 24th and the 25th. Our next cold front won’t approach the region until the end of next week/start of next weekend.

First Alert Forecast: rain returns by weekend

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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