At daybreak, rain will be widespread with some embedded strong storms. The broken line has a history of severe storms, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 7 AM. There has been at least one Tornado Warning in Mississippi, too.
The main threat will continue to be strong straight-line winds. Be careful when driving high-profile vehicles. Loose objects in your yard may be easily blow around as well.
It still looks like most of the rain will be out of here by mid morning (10 AM or so), and clouds will start to break up after that, clearing from the west to the east. We will be windy through the day. Expect sustained winds out of the WNW at 15-30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Temperatures will fall through the day, ending Thursday afternoon in the lower 50s. We will drop to the 20s tonight!
More sun is in store for Friday and Saturday. Christmas Day still brings a decent rain chance.