JACKSON, Miss– December 1, Christmas trees are going up, but so are the temperatures. David Cox with the National Weather Service explains why the warmer weather is here and when the colder air can hit Mississippi.
The song says it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but a walk outside feels like spring weather today. Temperatures in the high 70’s across the state today are soon to move out, but why did they happen in the first place?
“High pressure to the east is kinda pulling in moisture and warmer air from the south in the area,” says David Cox, National Weather Service Meteorologist, “there’s also chances of rain in the Delta this afternoon moving into central Mississippi.”
That rain will bring cooler temperatures, according to Cox, but it’s a slow moving system.
“Tomorrow the highs will be in the 50’s in the Delta, but in the 70’s in South Mississippi,” says Cox.
Right now, there’s not a big chance of severe weather any time in the forecast future.