Cool and dry for now, weekend rain

This cloudy morning has felt like the 30s due to a brisk northerly breeze. But, perhaps we’ll get some P.M. sunshine. Tonight could be clear & calmer, allowing for colder temperatures than last night. While it’ll be dry through Wednesday, there will be on-and-off rain showers with some rain-free hours Thursday & Friday as we get caught in a transitional frontal zone. Most of this week’s rainfall is expected Saturday and Saturday night with a strong cold front. Perhaps a few rumbles of thunder. Depending on timing, some rain may linger into early Sunday. Model trends continue to show holding strong north wind bringing a cold blast of air on Sunday. And Sunday night into Monday morning could bring temperatures in the 20s even on the MS coast. If that occurs, it’ll be the coldest air we have seen this winter season and could put people, pets, plants, and even pipes in danger.