FRIDAY: High pressure will nudge in slightly – yielding lower opportunities for rain and storms with highs around 90 amid a mix of sun and clouds. Areas N/E of Metro Jackson will yield highs chances for scattered afternoon storms. Humidity levels will help push ‘feels like’ temperatures closer to 100. Storms that are able to flare up will tend to fade after sunset with lows in the lower to middle 70s.
WEEKEND PLANNER: A good chunk of the weekend will feature drier weather, but a few disturbances may drop through Saturday – bringing another uptick in rain opportunities – tending to drop rain chances for Sunday as a boundary slips farther south. All the while – temperatures this weekend will run closer to the lower and middle 90s – feeling like the lower 100s. Overnights will run in the lower to middle 70s.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Our ‘squeeze play’ begins to break up as the upper ridge, now to our southwest begins to assert itself over the western US. At the same, an approaching trough will drop in across the Northeast. This will help a weak front to approach the region through mid-next week, ushering in slightly drier air. Highs early week will run into the lower to middle 90s with stifling humidity; mid-late week will be in the upper 80s to near 90 amid the lowered humidity. A daily risk for hit and miss storms remains in play through next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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