High winds are expected through night

Published 12:04 pm Monday, November 29, 2010

Heavy rain and high winds that moved into the area this morning were forecast to stay around through midnight, and lighter rain was expected to stay until about noon Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said the storm will bring a cold front that will see temperatures fall from 72 to 48 degrees.

Showers and thunderstorms aided by winds of up to 35 mph should taper off after midnight, meteorologist Alan Campbell of the National Weather Service in Jackson said this morning.

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Cooler, drier air will send temperatures spiraling Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with highs in the mid-50s and lows of 27 and 31 degrees. Highs recover by the weekend, reaching the upper 60s to low 70s by Saturday.

Rainfall in Vicksburg has totaled 2.9 inches for November, nearly 2 inches off the average, according to the weather service. Precipitation this year has equaled 29.47 inches, nearly 23 inches off the area’s average.