Temperatures are expected to top out in the low to mid 70s statewide through Sunday with lows in the 50s as a strong southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico kicks in ahead of the next storm system.
This approaching storm system is expected to bring the next round of rain and thunderstorms across the state by Sunday afternoon and evening.
While no significant organized threat of severe storms exist at this time, a few storms could briefly become severe with winds up to 60 mph possible, especially over portions of central and southwestern Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service.
Along with the storms, widespread rainfall amounts could top one to two inches by the time the rains wind down on Monday. And with somewhat moist soils from well above average rainfall over the past several months, could lead to some isolated flash flooding problems.
Much cooler air will return as a cold front swings across the state early Monday with temperatures dropping back off into the 50s for highs with lows in the 30s.