JACKSON, Miss.-- To boil down the forecast heading into the weekend in a phrase: hot today, cold tomorrow.
That may not be terribly surprising to most Mississippians this time of the year. It seems that days of summer are sprinkled in with fall weather knocking on the door and inevitably staying for good.
Today around Mississippi will be very warm with most highs getting to the mid to upper-80's in most areas.
But the type of weather that gets everyone sick around this time of the year is moving in soon.
When asked if temperatures were going to drop this weekend meteorologist Mark McAllister said, "Yeah a cold front is coming in from the northwest and bringing with it air from Canada."
And it doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to know what that means in-state.
McAllister added, "Highs tomorrow are going to be in the lower-60's for the northwest portions [of Mississippi] and the front will gradually pass through the state Saturday. The warmest area will be the southeast [Mississippi] with high's in the mid-80's."
After the cool down during the day Saturday temperatures will drop off a ledge for the evening hours.
"Low's will be mid-40's to lower-50's depending on if you’re in the northwest or southeast."