With a ridge developing at the surface, it seemed quite likely that Jackson was going to warm up under sunny skies on Thursday and Friday, and they did just that. The warm advection into the region was enough to bring temperatures up to near 70. That’s notably warmer than what was expected by every single one of the outlets. The forecasts were solid on Thursday, but with forecast highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s, nearly everyone was off by 5-8 degrees on the highs and lows on Friday. The Weather Channel was narrowly better than all the rest, and ended up claiming victory in Mississippi.
Actuals: Thursday – High 57, Low 30
Friday – High 69, Low 42
Grade – C