Meridian, Miss. (WTOK) –
The Leonid meteor shower is at its peak and the best viewing will be late tonight and before dawn Friday morning. Some moonlight may obstruct your view, but away from city lights is the best place to increase your chances of seeing a shooting star. Under ideal conditions, it is possible to see 10-15 meteors per hour.
However, dress warmly if you plan to “shoot the stars” because it can be very cold. By Friday morning, lows are expected to reach the mid-20s. If the low temperature in Meridian falls below 29 degrees, it will be the coldest of the season for the city.
Highs for Friday will reach the mid-50s before a dry cold front, then temperatures will drop into the upper 20s (behind the front) by Saturday morning. Highs this weekend will be in the mid-50s, but temperatures will drop back into the freezing mark by Sunday morning.
During the week of Thanksgiving, temperatures gradually warmed into the mid-60s leading up to the holiday. However, rain is likely in the region from Wednesday to Thursday. Now, the holiday season is by no means a washout. However, stay tuned to Storm Team 11 for updates.
All is quiet for now. Hurricane season officially ends on November 30.
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