Dry and seasonable for Wednesday, then rain arrives Thanksgiving Day

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – SUMMARY: It has been another pleasant day with afternoon high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s across the region. Rain is on the way Thursday, though, as another cold front approaches the area.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cold with overnight lows in the low 30s. Calm wind.

WEDNESDAY: Becoming partly cloudy during the late afternoon with highs in the low-60s. South wind 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with lows in the low-40s. South wind 3-5 mph.


THIS WEEK: Rain is likely to return to the region Thanksgiving Day as yet another cold front approaches the region. Expect afternoon highs in the mid-60s with a 60% chance of rain. Rainfall totals will range from 0.50” northwest to 0.10” southeast. 


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: No weather issues for Friday’s games. Temperatures will be in the upper-40s near kickoff, then mid-40s for the drive home. No chance of rain.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The Egg Bowl is Thanksgiving Day at 6:30pm and it may be impacted by the weather. We expect a few light showers near kickoff with temperatures in the middle-50s, but rain will end early. Wind will be the bigger issue for the game, and will be strongest in the second half. At kickoff, expect variable winds 5-8 mph, then northerly winds 10-20 mph with gusts near 25 mph for the second half. Saturday’s regional games will go on without any weather issues.

TROPICS: All is quiet across the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm formation is not expected over the next five days. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30th.

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