First Alert: Tuesday forecast

PINE BELT, MS (WDAM) - Monday night the clouds will be pretty stubborn to clear out, but will eventually start to peel out of the area by early Tuesday morning. If you are up early enough, you make wake up to cloud cover in some spots, and if you sleep in, you may see the sun peek through your blinds. Temperatures Monday night will fall back into the 30s and then to around freezing by Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will start off with some clouds and then clear out through the day. Temperatures will rebound nicely from around freezing in the morning into the 40s and 50s in the afternoon. It will still be pretty chilly, but at least the sun will help to ease the chill a bit. Wednesday will be a lot like Tuesday, wake up with temperatures in the 30s. The big difference will be a southwest wind helping to push temperatures into the low 60s by Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday the clouds thicken up and the chance for some light to moderate rain returns. Highs will be in the mid 60s with a 40 percent chance for rain. You may catch a rumble of thunder, but severe weather isn’t anticipated. Friday we will see a few extra breaks in the clouds here and there, but will hold on to a chance for rain. Highs in the mid to upper 60s with a 30 percent chance for showers. Again a rumble of thunder may be possible, but severe weather isn’t in the cards for Friday.

Saturday is a different story. A pretty strong storm system arrives on Saturday and it will bring a chance for showers and storms with the possibility for a few severe storms too. The main threat with storms on Saturday will be heavy rain, frequent lightning and some strong wind. A tornado can’t be ruled out, but it isn’t our main concern. We may also see some storms with hail in them too, but no bigger than a size of a quarter is expected (that shouldn’t damage anything).

Behind that system, things get much colder on Sunday and into Monday and Tuesday. Highs in the 40s and 50s with lows in the 20s and 30s. This could be a situation where dripping faucets and protecting plants becomes an issue.

Beyond that, another system arrives next Wednesday or Thursday. This could bring another shot of cold air to the area.

Right now, no snow is in the forecast as the cold air doesn’t overlap with any precipitation.

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