First Alert Forecast: Cold start to the week

First Alert Forecast: Cold start to the week

Those with plans for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will certainly need the jacket as temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 40s this afternoon! Fortunately, we'll have plenty of sunshine and dry conditions to carry us through into the middle of the work week. Getting back to school and work tomorrow morning will be even colder as temperatures fall into the low-mid 20s and wind chills could be as low as the teens!

Expect these cold, dry, and clear conditions through the middle of the week before high pressure slides east and our next system moves in. This system will bring us our next shot at showers Thursday into Friday. We’ll dry out in time for the weekend!

Rachel's Monday Afternoon Forecast

RIVER STAGES

Pearl River

At Carthage: 22.4’ -> Falling

At Jackson: 34.1’ -> Near Steady

At Rockport: 34.4’ -> Slow Fall

Big Black River

At West: 17.8’ -> Falling

At Bentonia: 27.8’ -> Slow Fall

At Bovina: 38.9’ -> Steady

Steele Bayou (Landside)

91.3’ -> Rising to 92-93’– Gates ARE CLOSED

Mississippi River

At Greenville: 48.1’ -> 49.0’ JAN 26

At Vicksburg: 44.3’ -> 45.0’ JAN 28

At Natchez: 51.0’ -> 52.0’ JAN 30

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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