First Alert Forecast: The 80s will be sticking around!

At least through the weekend...

Today was officially the warmest day of the year so far, at least for areas south of the stalled frontal boundary that remains in place over MS. Multiple spots reached 80°, including Jackson, as sunshine and strong winds out of the south continued this afternoon. North of the front, temperatures are still in the 50s and 60s as clouds and showers continue over central and northern parts of the state.

Clouds will increase once again overnight as temperatures bottom out in the low 60s. A few showers will also be possible as we kick off the weekend, but most of us will end up staying dry and warm. Highs will reach 80° once again Saturday afternoon and end up even warmer into Sunday afternoon! All before shower and storm chances pick up once again...

The aforementioned front will lift northward into the weekend, eventually dropping back to the south as we start off the upcoming work week. This will increase our shower and storm chances Sunday night into Monday & we’ll remain unsettled through Tuesday. Yet another opportunity for rain will move in by the end of the work week, and overall, rain accumulations could reach anywhere from 1″ in our southern counties to 4″ to the north. Stay tuned for frequent updates as we fine tune rain timing/amounts in the coming days.

Rachel's Friday Evening Forecast

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