FRIDAY: A quiet start to your Friday as we get ready to move into a long holiday weekend. Be ready for more of the same by the afternoon hours; a scattering of showers and storms to develop through the afternoon hours. Highs will top out in the lower 90s.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: At times, scattered showers and storms will flare up across the region – but we aren’t expecting a complete weekend washout. Outside of the scattered storms, expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs around 90°; lows in the lower and middle 70s.
NEXT WEEK: High pressure to the east of the region will continue to flow in warm, Gulf moisture towards central Mississippi. The high will ridge down enough to push rain chances down slightly. Expect highs in the lower 90s still as move through the first week of September.
TROPICS: The Atlantic is starting to perk up a bit as we approach the peak of the tropical season. Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is moving near the Cabo Verde Islands through the next day or so and has the potential to strengthen in to a tropical storm. If it does, it would be named ‘Florence’. We are also watching the Caribbean and Gulf for development by mid-late next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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