We hope you got outside and enjoyed your Saturday, because the second half of your weekend looks a little wet.
Tonight, temperatures will drop quickly after sunset, down to about the low 40s. But cloud cover will increase and the overnight temperatures will actually start rising into the mid 40s by sunrise as showers begin to develop over the region.
A storm system developing off the Texas coast will move east along the Gulf Coast. The heaviest rain and thunderstorms will stay well to the south, but in Central Mississippi and the Pine Belt, we can expect widespread periods of light rain. No heavy rain or thunderstorms are expected, but umbrellas will be necessary throughout the entire day.
Monday and Tuesday will see a mix of sun and clouds, but dry and seasonably mild with highs in the low 60s.
Then another round of showers is likely late Tuesday into Wednesday. We’ll get a break on Thursday, before a possibly more potent rain maker approaches on Friday. Temperatures all week will be pretty consistent, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, and lows in the 40s.
Friday is also the last day of January. We only need .63″ of rain to break the record for the wettest January in Jackson. It seems likely that we will do just that with rain in the forecast Sunday, early Wednesday and all day next Friday. We will keep you posted.