THURSDAY: The nearly stalled front, coupled with a weak disturbance riding along It, will help to spark the chance for showers and storms, mainly during the afternoon hours. Expect a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the 80s to near 90. Storms may have some staying power after sunset for a few hours – yielding pockets of heavy rain and lightning. Most will fizzle by midnight with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
FRIDAY: Expect another round of scattered showers and storms as our stalled front hangs around central and south Mississippi. An area of low pressure will trek across the area, helping to spark downpours, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will top out in the 80s, mostly. Storms will fade after sunset with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Eventually, the front will fade away and gradually, humidity level and temperatures will creep back upward into the weekend. Expect highs in the upper 80s to near 90 Friday; lower 90s this weekend and into next week; lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
TROPICS: Tropical Depression 14 has formed in the western Caribbean. This system could strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow as it nears the Yucatan Peninsula. After tracking over the Yucatan this weekend, it’ll emerge into the western Gulf and could make its way toward the Texas Coastal Bend by early next week. Tropical Depression 13 formed east of the Caribbean could become a tropical storm as early as today – and will take a track north of the Greater Antilles and could bring it to a point near the Florida Straits by next week, possibly as a hurricane. As of now, no immediate threats to our part of the world, but changes are likely to happen over the next few days and will need to be monitored closely.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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