TUESDAY: Sunshine looks to win out for most of the day as a weak front pushes closer to the area – out ahead of it, expect highs into the middle, to a few, upper 90s – feeling like the lower 100s with a hit or miss chance for a cooling storm. The front will shift farther south overnight, bringing in a brief push of drier air through mid-week. Lows will fall to the upper 60s and lower 70s.
WEDNESDAY: Winds will shift out of the north/northeast through mid-week, driving in slightly drier air to central and southwest Mississippi through mid-week. Expect highs, mainly, in the lower 90s with mostly sunny skies. While a rogue shower could still form, the vast majority of zip codes will remain dry and hot. We’ll see lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s again.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Expect highs in the lower 90s through Thursday with mostly sunny skies, turning partly sunny Friday as a surge of tropical moisture lifts toward the area. By the weekend, better chance for showers and storms will emerge amid the surge over the Gulf States. There is a heightened chance for tropical development in the western Gulf of Mexico that will drift northward. With most weaker systems, they tend to be more lopsided with rain and storms on their eastern periphery – something to note as we head deeper into this week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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