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Down Right Cold: Arctic Air Pushes Toward the Magnolia State

JACKSON, Miss.–A blast of arctic air is headed toward Mississippi and should move in in the overnight hours Tuesday and early Wednesday. Highs Wednesday will be in the 50s, a 20 degree drop from Tuesday’s highs in the mid 70s.

“Some of the coldest air is not scheduled to arrive until Thursday,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Edmunston. “We have high pressure dropping south from the northern plains.”

It’s definitely time to get the heavy jackets out for Thursday and Friday mornings.

“We have near record cold lows around Greenwood. We’re forecasting mid to upper 20s Friday and maybe a degree warmer, but not much on Saturday morning.”

That counts for most of the north half of the state. It’ll be somewhat warmer south and on the coast.

Edmunston said you can expect a brief warm-up Saturday afternoon and Sunday, with some good chances for rain across the state, but another shot of cold air is coming and will bring temperatures back down for the beginning of next week.

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