Mississippi Skies: More dreary weather Saturday while we await the final details on severe weather event to begin next week

Published 9:51 pm Friday, January 5, 2024

Saturday will be a great day to catch up on household chores or a favorite book as we have a blustery, dreary day across most of the Magnolia State. Temperatures will hold in the upper 40s to lower 50s with mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions. We’ll also have some drizzle in central and southern Mississippi to keep everything damp.

The exception is the Gulf Coast. We’ll reach near 60 degrees with partly sunny skies in extreme southern Mississippi.

We’re still watching for the possibility of some bad weather Monday. Unfortunately, models are trending for the worst of the storms to be Monday night, so we’re looking at an overnight event. We still have a Level 2 risk in southern Mississippi and Level 1 in central Mississippi, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Storm Prediction Center expand or upgrade the risk levels.

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From the National Weather Service in Jackson:

“A severe weather event is possible Monday night, and the greater potential remains for the southern portions of the region. Damaging wind gusts with perhaps a few tornadoes will be possible in the slight risk area, while damaging wind gusts will be the primary concern in the marginal risk area. This potential severe weather event is a few days away, so check back for future updates.”

North Mississippi

Fog early, then cloudy with a high of 48. Saturday night, a shower or two possible cloudy skies. Low of 36.

Central Mississippi

Fog early with drizzle. Cloudy with a high of 49. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 39.

South Mississippi

Fog and drizzle early. Mostly cloudy with a high of 51. Breezy, with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy Saturday night with a low of 39.

Gulf Coast

Partly sunny with a high of 60. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 40.