Some changes ahead before the weekend... Moisture is increasing in advance of a cold front, causing clouds to increase. Despite the clouds, little to no rain is expected through this evening. And due to the higher moisture levels, humidity is rising causing it feel less comfortable than recent days. Temperatures are in the middle to upper 80s again, which is still well above average for mid October. A few showers are possible Friday, mainly north of I-20, but nothing widespread. Unfortunately, the cool air will not reach Central or South Mississippi, leaving us warm and humid through the weekend with highs near 90 and lows in the 60s.
The weekly drought update was released this morning, and as you can imagine the news is not good.
Much of Central Mississippi is now under a severe drought where rain totals are more than 4 inches below average since September 1.
The pattern changes for the second half of next week; a cold front arrives within the Wednesday to Thursday time frame, delivering seasonably cooler air.