12/24 Ryan’s “Christmas Eve” Monday Evening Forecast
Merry Christmas Eve South Mississippi! It might not feel much like Christmas with our warmer than average temperatures, but the next few days will be pleasant enough you likely won’t mind.
Temperatures remain in the in the mid 60s for Christmas day and the day after, with nighttime lows rising quickly from the low 50s tonight to the 60s by Wednesday morning.
This warm-up is due to the development of a strong frontal system moving down from the plains. Winds will shift southerly tomorrow, and increase exponentially until we’re seeing gusts of 30+ mph as it moves in Thursday afternoon.
It’s too early to know if severe weather will be an issue with this system, but regardless the heavy rains will complicate return travel plans.
Sadly the forecast doesn’t improve much from there. Instead an airmass change, this front will continue to stretch and eventually pull more developing lows towards the coast through the weekend. That means a likely chance of showers and thunderstorms will linger from this Thursday until at least next Monday, New Year’s Eve, when it finally looks like the boundary will begin to weaken and usher in some drier air. So, enjoy tonight and Christmas day, because it’s going to be a much warmer and more humid end of the year.