Mississippi Skies: One more nice day before weather pattern begins to change

Published 9:35 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2023

After a couple sunny, crisp days across the Magnolia State, we’re about to see a pattern shift.

We’ll have one more nice day Thursday with highs close to 60, but clouds begin to move into the region Thursday night. Friday will bring more clouds with increasing temperatures and humidity levels.

As we’ve mentioned most of the week, we’re still watching models showing the potential for some severe weather. The biggest question right now is how many storms will form ahead of the front, if any? Will they form a line along the front? Will any storms strengthen to severe levels at all?

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The biggest certainty we have is that most of us will get some rain from Saturday evening into Sunday. We are still in a drought, so any rain is welcome, even if it impacts Christmas events.

According to the Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service offices in Memphis and Jackson, the best chance for the strongest storms is along the Mississippi River towards central parts of the state. In northern Mississippi, the Level 2 stretches all the way towards Pontotoc and includes the Delta, Southaven, Oxford, and Granada. In central Mississippi, it includes the Delta, Jackson, Vicksburg, Eupora, Natchez, Brookhaven, and McComb. A Level 1 risk includes most of the rest of the state.

North Mississippi

Sunny with a high of 60. Becoming partly cloudy Thursday night with a low of 39.

Central Mississippi

Frost early, then sunny with a high of 59. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 40.

South Mississippi

Widespread frost in the morning. Mostly sunny with a high of 60. Becoming mostly cloudy Thursday night with a low of 41.

Gulf Coast

Patchy frost early. Mostly sunny with a high of 63. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 46.