FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold start, but warming into the weekend

Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - After a cold and frosty start this morning, today will be quite seasonable and pleasant. Temperatures will climb the middle to upper 50′s later this afternoon with plenty of sunshine over the day. Tonight, clouds will begin to roll in with lows in the middle 30′s. Showers will return to the region by Saturday afternoon and into the evening hours. Heavy rain is possible along with a few thunderstorms. We could see 0.5″ to 1″ across the area once we are done with this system. We will be drying out throughout Sunday as the disturbance pushes eastward. Highs over the weekend will be in the upper 50′s.

Enjoy the sunshine☀️ today because rain will return this weekend! Showers will likely move in by the late afternoon...

Posted by Meteorologist Peyton Garrison on Friday, December 18, 2020

High pressure will build in into the start of next week allowing temperatures to climb to the lower to middle 60′s and sunny conditions to return. Another disturbance will move in by Wednesday bringing more showers and maybe storms that may last into Christmas Eve morning. Once this system passes, much colder air will move in on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We may have high temperatures in the 40′s for the holidays by the end of next week. Stay tuned for more specifics as get get closer!

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