Our setup going into the weekend will trend to a troughy pattern across the nation. This will keep us warm and leave room for vertical lift to enhance the rain forecast. This will start by a Gulf Low forming Friday morning near Brownsville, Texas, and sliding into the Pine Belt late Friday night. Rain is expected late Friday night and into Saturday, but it's a little difficult to determine Saturday's evening forecast because we could still have leftover instability behind the Low.
Next another system will run through late on Monday. Showers will go along with this Monday and into early Tuesday.
Not until Next Wednesday will we be back into the "colder" temperatures after the weekend. But we will continue to be in an active pattern oscillating back from mild to cold temperatures. Long range models depict cold air anchoring down in Mississippi for the days leading up to Christmas, but this is two weeks away and hard to determine.