Terrific weather for turkey. Any showers for shopping?

Rain showers set to strike the Gulf Coast on Black Friday, especially Friday night

Wesley's Thursday First Alert Forecast

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Travelers will be delighted to drive through clear conditions on Thanksgiving Thursday. But, a rain system could threaten some Black Friday plans.

A high pressure system keeps us mostly dry on Thursday. But, a low pressure system is expected to bring rain to the Gulf Coast on Friday and especially Friday night.

The rain system will move out of the area by Saturday morning.

“There’s only a slight chance for a few light rain showers on Thanksgiving Thursday,” said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Thursday. “But, on Friday there will be a chance for showers. And Friday night a few heavy downpours and rumbles of thunder will be possible."

Much of Friday morning will just be cloudy with not much rain. Even on Friday afternoon, there still may just be mostly clouds with only a little rain.

The majority of Friday’s downpours across South Mississippi may wait until after sunset, perhaps as late as midnight, according to a forecast issued Thursday.

“That would mean that shoppers wouldn’t have to wait outside in morning downpours if the worst rain actually holds off until much later in the day like the forecast currently shows,”

“A best-case scenario would be for the rain system to roll through after midnight Friday night and to move out before sunrise on Saturday, causing the least impact,” said Williams.

This system’s timing is not set in stone and may change depending on the speed of the system as the forecast gets updated each day.

Rain amounts may reach up to one inch across South Mississippi.

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