Early May feeling dry

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - After the heavy April showers at the end of last month, things have really turned around for South Mississippi's weather pattern.

An upper ridge of high pressure across the central United States is expected to keep dry air across our region for Mother's Day weekend. This dry air has allowed for several mornings in a row of cool temperatures.

But, change is on the way. Our winds will shift from northerly to southerly on Saturday as the ridge shifts eastward. This will begin a warmer and more humid weather pattern heading into the upcoming week.

Monday could end a five-day-stretch of rain-free weather as we'll see small chances for thunderstorms to pop up during each afternoon of the upcoming week. But, no major rain systems are expected to affect South Mississippi until perhaps a cold front washes out across the Southeast around late week.

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