THURSDAY: A patch or two of fog possible to start off the day. The combination of heat and humidity will bubble up scattered afternoon showers and storms amid a mix of sun and clouds. Expect highs to top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Showers and storms will continue into the early evening hours before tapering off before midnight in most locations.
FRIDAY: Expect more of the same – a mix of clouds and sun to round out this work and school week in central Mississippi with an afternoon round of scattered downpours. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90°, feeling hotter, thanks to the elevated humidity levels.
WEEKEND TROPICAL WOES: A disturbance is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico, spreading rounds of showers and storms across the Gulf states. There is still some uncertainty on the system's track and intensity – but at any rate, name or no name, tropical moisture will flow northward bringing an uptick in shower and storm chances locally. Rainfall could be heavy at times, leading to localized flooding concerns. If you have beach plans this weekend, be ready for periods of storms, high surf and increase threat of rip currents. Expect temperatures amid variably cloudy skies to run in the 80s.
INTO NEXT WEEK: Our weekend tropical disturbance's ghost may linger around the area for several days, keep the weather unsettled to start the next work week. Expect variably cloudy skies with periods of showers and storms possible. Highs will be generally in the 80s; lows near 70.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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