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.
THURSDAY: Sunshine continues to shine down on central and southwest Mississippi through Thursday – easterly breeze flow will keep us quiet and dry through the day. Morning 60s and 70s will give way to seasonable lower 90s by the afternoon hours with tolerable humidity levels.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Our skies turn partly sunny Friday ahead of a surge of tropical moisture lifts toward the area. A shower or storm can’t be ruled out but most remain dry to round out the work week. A heightened chance for tropical development in the western Gulf of Mexico that will drift northward toward the northern Gulf Coast. With most weaker systems, they tend to be more lopsided with rain and storms on their eastern periphery. At this point, impacts look possible, which will likely feature periods of heavy rain, gusty breezes and the potential for spin-up tornado or two Saturday into Sunday. System will exit early in the week, but lingering tropical moisture and an approaching front will help to spark more rain and storms through mid-next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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