First Alert Forecast: Dry conditions last through the weekend!

Storms return for the middle of next week...

First Alert Forecast: Dry conditions last through the weekend!
Chilled Sunshine Thursday (Source: WLBT)

High pressure is building in and we are dry and sunny for the rest of our Thursday! After a cold start, temperatures will warm to the low-mid 50s this afternoon and drop into the low-mid 30s once again tonight. We'll continue a warming trend through the weekend, leaving us seasonable on Saturday and a little warmer than average on Sunday. Certainly a gorgeous weekend for any outdoor plans!

We’ll notice high pressure sliding east into the start of next week, which will leave us with increased cloud cover and moisture for Monday. Scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be possible through Tuesday before our next system pushes a cold front through the region into Wednesday. We’ll have to keep a close eye on these storms as they move through Tuesday night-Wednesday for severe weather potential! Stay tuned for timing/strength updates!

RIVERS UPDATE: The Pearl River continues, in general, to fall below its historic levels across the entire basin. A few bumps from recent rains will keep the river elevated from Jackson, upstream to Carthage, but well below the previous crests. The river continues to fall slowly farther downstream through Copiah, Simpson and Lawrence counties, but will likely continue to operate out of its banks for a while. Along the Big Black, flooding continues with recent rains keeping levels elevated from West to Bovina. In the Yazoo Backwater, the gates of Steele Bayou may be open, but the recent rain locally and drainage from upstream continues to pile up the water – with an expected crest near 96’.

First Alert Forecast: chilled sunshine Thursday

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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