Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Another cool December Day is almost in the books for us and we will be dealing with more cold temperatures tonight. Moisture is starting to lift into Mississippi, in response to high pressure shifting east across the region. Clouds will be increasing for our area tonight and a few sprinkles could drift into the area. This should keep our temperatures above the critical freezing point, with lows in the upper 30s. Tomorrow we will have highs in the 60s, with lots of clouds and a few stray showers.

A warm front will be approaching from the southwest on Thursday and this will help to fuel showers and thunderstorms. You can expect a good chance of rain on Thursday as this moist air along with an upper air disturbance, drifts across the region. The rain chances will drop off on Friday, with a rather tranquil day anticipated. Highs will be in the 60s, with lows near 50-degrees Friday night.

On Saturday a strong area of low pressure will pass to our north and drag a strong cold front into the state. There is a good chance this will bring us thunderstorms and some could be strong or severe. This activity will be followed by a sharp cool down into the 40s Saturday night. Also, highs will struggle to break out of the 40s on Sunday, with lows in the 20s by the morning of Christmas Eve.

(Image Source: HPC Thursday Surface Map)

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist