First Alert Forecast: Shower chances remain the forecast before COLD & dry air moves in this weekend...

First Alert Forecast: Shower chances remain the forecast before COLD & dry air moves in this weekend...

A cold front pushing south through the state has left us 15-20° cooler today than we were yesterday and has continued to allow for scattered showers across the area. Temperatures tonight will fall into the upper 40s before recovering into the mid 60s by Friday afternoon. Gloomy conditions are expected to wrap up the work week with a few showers possible. Our next cold front is set to move through the area Saturday, which will bring us the likelihood of rain and the possibility of a few rumbles of thunder. Our highs in the low 70s will QUICKLY drop into the 30s by Sunday morning!

The second half of the 7-day forecast is looking much drier, including Sunday, but much colder as well. Highs will only be able to top out in the 40s and 50s through the middle of next week, with morning lows dropping as far down as the low 20s at points in the upcoming work week! Be sure to prepare for this big drop in temperature as it will be much different from the near 80° temperatures experienced this week.

Rachel's Thursday Evening Forecast

RIVER STAGES

Pearl River

At Carthage: 23.6’ -> 24’ Friday PM

At Jackson: 33.5’ -> 35.5’ Saturday

At Rockport: 34.1′ -> Steady

Big Black River

At West: 21.7’ -> Steady

At Bentonia: 28’ -> Steady

At Bovina: 38.3’ -> Steady

Steele Bayou (Landside)

89.77’ -> Rising to 91-92′ – Gates ARE CLOSED

Mississippi River

At Vicksburg: 42.6’ -> 44.5’ Tuesday

At Natchez: 49.2’ -> 51.5′ Wednesday

The Pearl is on the rise once again - the latest stage has near 33’, heading for a crest at 35.5’ by the weekend....

Posted by Patrick Ellis WLBT on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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