Happy New Year’s Eve, South Mississippi! No significant weather to talk about on this celebratory day, so don’t expect any issues with your outdoor festivities. It will be cold though, so whatever you do, please do it safely and bundle up.
The temperature around midnight will be near 44 degrees, with light northerly winds and mostly clear skies.
By sunrise we’ll have fallen into the upper 30s on the water, but will be slightly cooler inland. The first day of the year won’t disappoint many with mostly sunny skies and a high near 60s. Unfortunately that’s where things go the other direction on us. As Thursday rolls around, expect clouds to move in quickly as a frontal system develops in the western Gulf and slowly drifts towards us. This system will receive some upper level support and has ample moisture to work with, so high rain totals and flooding issues are possible. It’ll move through between late Thursday night and Friday evening. Afterwards, the first weekend of 2020 is looking sunny, dry, and cool.