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Clouds Return Monday and for the Rest of the Week after a “Picture Perfect” Weekend

Clouds Return Monday and for the Rest of the Week after a “Picture Perfect” Weekend

Apr 15, 2024

After a divine weather weekend, clouds will return on Monday and remain throughout the week. With temperatures remaining warm in the low- to mid-80s, a temperature drop is expected on Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers Tuesday night, which will linger through the rest of the workweek and into the weekend. By Thursday and Friday, we will see rain chances persist throughout the day. So, if you’re planning on attending either some Bulldog or Yellow Jacket baseball, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to come prepared with some rain gear, just in case. With that being said, the chance of showers will begin to increase throughout the weekend as a cold front passes through on Saturday.

Today into Tomorrow Night

We are having a beautiful Monday to begin the workweek, as temperatures sit around the low 80s. A light wind blowing at 6-8 mph from the south will continue throughout the day and into the night. Temperatures will cool off into the low 60s Monday night, and cloud cover will build up and remain throughout the night and into Tuesday, making Tuesday a rather cloudy day. Temperatures will peak in the low 80s again on Tuesday, but winds will blow southerly, and vary from 6-16 mph, with gusts reaching 25 mph, as showers move into our area. By late Tuesday night, a chance of rain is expected.

Slight Rain Chances Persist Throughout the Week

These southerly winds are also blowing moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico, effectively raising our dew point temperatures, thus making it a quite humid week. We will see a chance of rain is expected after 2 pm come Thursday. Come Friday, if you’ve made plans to go out and about in the morning, or you’re just walking to class, prepare for some showers. Temperatures will remain in the 80s throughout the week until Saturday night, where a cold front will then blow through, cooling us down, and allowing us to see temperatures drop to the upper 60s. This will give the Bulldogs a rather cooler day at the Dude to wrap up the series against Auburn. Keep in mind, a chance of rain persists through Sunday.

To Wrap Things Up

This week will ultimately be quite calm and pretty. Rain chances will begin in the middle of the workweek and persist till the end of the weekend. Other than a cold front moving in Saturday night and dropping Sunday’s temperatures to the high 60s, nothing too drastic is set to move through Starkville. Although umbrellas may be necessary at times, conditions will be quite nice.

Emmett Rice, Student Meteorologist