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Heavy rains, storms to roll through into Sunday
Rainy weekend to be followed by frigid temps midweek
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The final weekend of the holiday break won’t be a winter wonderland.

In fact, the chance of storms overnight into Sunday will bring more springlike conditions to greet the first week of January.

The National Weather Service warns of potentially hazardous conditions though Sunday morning as a cold front brings heavy rains and a chance of strong storms to the area.

More than six-tenths of an inch of rain has been recorded at the NWS automated weather station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport since Friday night

The Weather Service says an isolated tornado is even possible as the system rolls through, bringing strong winds and up to half an inch of rain overnight.

he weather service reported at least two confirmed tornadoes in Mississippi. Greg Flynn of Mississippi's Emergency Management Agency said homes were damaged in several counties, power lines were downed and there were reports of flooding.

Sunday will be cloudy, gloomy and wet with a mix of rain and fog and another storm possible by afternoon, with unseasonably warm high temperatures in the lower 60s.

The rain should taper off by Sunday night with clouds and a low dropping to the lower 30s as the cold front takes over. Monday will be sunny but cold and a high around 50.

Then brace for a cold start to the new year’s work week, with temperatures dropping into the lower 20s Tuesday and into the teens by Wednesday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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