Brace for heavy rain, high winds in East Mississippi

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Drier weather will return from west to east Sunday midday and afternoon with a little sun, but a cold, gusty wind at times.

While it won't be in the upper 60's and low 70's, by Tuesday, partly sunny skies and a high around 53 are forecasted.

The storm system slowly moves east on Saturday with severe weather widespread across the South, including more tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.

Saturday night...Mostly cloudy, and slipping to about 35 for the low. Clear and chilly tonight but clouds will begin to move back in by early Saturday morning. South-southeast winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. tonight, there is a decent chance of rain and thunderstorms and a low around 35.

"The question for us here in Grand Forks is will we see no snow or light snow".

Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall could bring 3 to 5 inches of rain on Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible, the Weather Service cautions. Friday afternoon, there was a big spread in temperatures - 40 degrees in north suburban Zion and 75 degrees in Bradley in southern Kankakee County.

Temperatures in the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys were expected to range from highs near 50 to lows in the lower 30s on Thursday.

Unfortunately, we have another shot of cold air and even more snow chances by early Monday morning. A potent backdoor cold front will sweep in from the northeast, setting up a sharp temperature boundary (60s/70s to the south and 40s/50s to the north) over the area. This is the system that will bring us active weather into the weekend. Tuesday will also be very windy. If it were able to slow down by a few hours, the heavier downpours might hold off until late morning or afternoon. Our high temperatures on Wednesday will be in the lower to mid 50s.