Sunday Morning Webcast

16 WAPT Meteorologist Christana Kay has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.

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CHRISTANA KAY: We were fairly chilly this morning with temperatures anywhere between around 45 to 52 degrees across Central Mississippi. Now, the good news is we're going to warm up very nice and comfortable this afternoon, 68 by noon, low 70s for some of us by around 2 to 4 o'clock today. And also, the sunshine is going to stick around all across the region. Now, yes, the clouds are going to be in and out of the picture, but very comfortable and nice Sunday nonetheless.

Now, overnight tonight, we turn chilly once again, 46 degrees, clearing skies with some clouds in the mix. And then tomorrow afternoon, much of the same, highs around the upper 60s, low 70s once again, a little bit closer to seasonal for some folks. And then we'll have that mix of sun and clouds in place as well. Pollen count staying on the medium range for the next couple of days. Main allergens, oak, juniper, and sycamore.

Here's our main story for the next couple of days. We have that high pressure back off towards the Rockies. That's going to swing closer to us by later today and into tomorrow. With that high pressure over us, we have that nice northerly wind, lots of sunshine to go around. But it's quickly going to swing off towards the east, building in that cloud cover once again for Tuesday.

So this is what I've been talking about, playing that cat and mouse type of game when it comes to the cloud cover. Now, our main story for the next little bit of time is going to be this cold front. It's going to bring a chance for some snow back off towards Kansas as well as Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. But the main story is going to be the temperature difference.

Check this out. Highs for around Monday, Tuesday, upper 60s, low 70s. That front swings through Tuesday into Wednesday, wake up temperatures come Wednesday, Thursday morning, back in the 30s and 40s across the Magnolia State. That hard freeze line, fortunately though, staying well off to our north and west.

Here's a little bit more of a detailed picture of it. So again, wake up temperatures in the 40s for the next couple of days, highs in the upper 60s, low 70s. By Tuesday morning, we're already in the upper 60s. Oklahoma City, 39 degrees, a huge difference with this cold front. Again, it's not necessarily the wet weather we're talking about or the rain chances. It's more so the temperature divide that we're going to be seeing as this front swings on through.

So by Wednesday morning, wake up temperatures in Birmingham 43, 40 in Jackson, 35 in Memphis, Little Rock, 39 in Shreveport. And it is a possibility, come Thursday, we could possibly see wake up temperatures in parts of the states in the upper 30s as well. So that's round number one.

We get a little bit of a rebound come Thursday, highs around 70 degrees, mix of sun and clouds. Friday overall, I think, is going to be on the drier note. However, rain returns later that evening on Friday due to our second cold front. That's going to bring a little bit of a higher chance for some wet weather overnight Friday into Saturday morning. The heaviest of the rain right now looks to be tailored towards South Mississippi and coastal Mississippi, with the possibility of a thunderstorm or two. But right now, it does look like any rain for the next seven days will be Saturday morning.