Looking ahead: Thursday forecast

PINE BELT, MS (WDAM) - Thursday will start off cloudy. We will eventually sneak in some sunbreaks as we head through the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures will top out in the low 70s tomorrow with a light north wind.

Friday and Saturday we will see better chances for rain as a front slides through the area. Highs on Friday will be around 80 degrees with a 20 percent chance for an afternoon shower or storm. It looks like the football games Friday night should remain dry, but the field may be a bit soggy.

Saturday morning the rain may begin for some of us as early as 9 a.m. and linger until about 4 p.m. Things should then dry out as we head through the evening. That means the games are looking dry on Saturday night, too.

Right now, I'm not as confident that we will be as dry for the games on Saturday as I am for the games on Friday. The front that is moving through may slow down as it passes by, meaning the rain may linger around a bit later on Saturday.

Sunday clearing skies and a cool north wind with highs in the low 70s. Wind will flip to the east on Monday but we will still be mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s.

Tuesday and Wednesday will bring the next chance for rain, with highs in the mid 70s.

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