THURSDAY: High pressure will continue to hold firm near the region, but an increasing southerly flow will help to push in warmer and muggier air through the day. Highs will top out in the middle to upper 80s amid a mix of sun and clouds. A weak disturbance may kick off a shower or two, though most of the region will remain dry.
FRIDAY: Expect a quiet end to the work week – though turning pretty toasty and muggy. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90° amid mostly to partly sunny skies. A stray shower can’t be ruled out, mainly east of I-55.
EXTENDED FORECAST: High pressure will continue to move farther east through into the upcoming weekend, flowing more moisture into the region. A few showers or storms could flare up, mainly south of I-20 on Saturday – but the better chance for storms will sneak back in by Sunday and Monday as a front pushes through the region. Highs will remain warm – well into the 80s, both days. Don’t anticipate a washout, but you may have dodge raindrops Sunday and Monday. We’ll trend warmer again by mid- next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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