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Soggy and Windy Thursday, But Sunny Weekend Ahead!

Soggy and Windy Thursday, But Sunny Weekend Ahead!

Apr 11, 2024


After a rather rainy and stormy beginning to our workweek, we finally are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Northeast Mississippi has seen lots of rain over the past 24 hours, with the bulk of the rain totals in the western portion of our viewing area. Grenada and northern parts of Winona received over 7.5 inches of rain! Starkville received just over 2.5 inches of rain, and this is on top of what we already received Monday and Tuesday! Although we are out of the flood watch, it is important to remember the saying, “turn around, don’t drown”, when approaching flooded roads.

A cold front will pass through during the afternoon hours, which will push any leftover rain showers out to our southeast. As the front passes, wind gusts will start to pick up, gusting over 30 mph throughout our viewing area. During the later part of the afternoon, we could see some of the greatly missed sunshine peep through those clouds! This will be a great time to take those furry friends on a walk but be sure to grab a light jacket. Due to the passing front, temperatures will have a steady drop as we go into the nighttime hours, hitting the lower 60s by 6pm. Our overnight low will be in the mid to upper 40s, with clear skies and calming wind gusts.


Due to a high-pressure system that will be coming from the west and stationing over parts of East Texas, Western Louisiana and along the gulf, we will start to see sunshine come into the forecast once again! High temperatures will hit 70°, with very limited cloud cover, if any at all. Overnight lows will once again drop into the mid 40s, due to clear skies and no cloud coverage being able to trap in the warmer air. 


It will be all sunshine and rainbows for the weekend with temperatures increasing each day! High temperatures will near 80° on Saturday with partly cloudy skies. Sunday is when we will hit the lower 80s making it a nice day to sit out at the pool.


Temperatures will continue to increase into the mid 80s, which is about 10° higher than our average temperatures for mid-April. We will keep those partly cloudy skies into Wednesday, where rain chances climb back to 20%.

Laine Pugh
Student Meteorologist