Rain expected overnight and into Thursday

Rain expected overnight and into Thursday

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The rain will taper off this evening with a few patches of drizzle and light showers here and there persisting through about 8 p.m. There will be a lull until around midnight when more showers and storms move into the area. Overnight lows will bottom out in the 50s and 60s.

Thursday will start with showers and storms. Severe weather is not anticipated, but heavy rain and frequent lightning with some small hail and gusty wind may be possible. The rain should clear out by noon, for the most part, with only a few showers lingering around into the early afternoon. Afternoon highs will top out around 70 degrees.

Friday will start dry and end with evening showers and storms. The storms will hang in the area through the overnight hours and into Saturday morning. Highs on Friday will top out around 70 degrees.

Saturday and Sunday are looking drier. Not completely dry, but dry... er. In the last few days, model guidance has shown a lingering chance for rain as systems push through the Gulf to our south. As they moved by, it seemed reasonable to allow for a 20-40% chance for rain. At this point, though, it appears that any system in the Gulf will be held in the Gulf without bothering us as much.

Highs this weekend will top out in the low 70s and there will still be a 10-20% chance for a shower, but it doesn’t look quite as rainy as the previous few days.

Next week, we dry things out for a few days, before more storms roll into the area as we head into the following weekend.

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