The cold front is well south and east of our coastal waters this morning as high-pressure extends from western Kentucky to northeast Texas.
An upper level low pressure system is driving the large patch of rain away from our area and it should be east of the area by mid-afternoon. Breezy conditions will follow, as gusty winds from the north bring in cold air. Highs today in South Mississippi will only top out in the mid 50s with overnight lows in the lower 40s.
Any clearing of skies isn’t going to last a particularly long time as the next disturbance will already be exiting the southern Rockies late this afternoon. This will start spreading clouds back into the area late tonight or Thursday morning. Rain will return to the area as early as late Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon or early evening. At this point, it appears that most thunderstorms should stay offshore in the warmer air.
As rain departs Friday, the weekend will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.