THURSDAY: In the wake of our front, drier air will rush into central and southwest Mississippi – ushering in a ‘fall-esque’ crispness. After starting in the 60s, we’ll rebound to the middle to upper 80s under a mainly sunny sky. Winds may be a bit breezy at times from the north, gusting to 20 mph at times. Overnight, clear skies will allow for lows to fall through the 60s; a few cool pockets could briefly drop into the upper 50s by early Friday morning.
FRIDAY: After the cool start, expect sunshine to win out the day and a nice rebound through the afternoon hours. Morning 50s and 60s will give way to afternoon 80s amid a fresh northerly breeze. Under clear skies again, lows will fall back to the lower 60s into early Saturday morning.
EXTENDED FORECAST: With high pressure over the area – our weather pattern remains quiet through the upcoming weekend. Sunshine continues to prevail Saturday with highs topping out near 90 amid the lower humidity. Gradually, humidity levels will increase as high pressure slips eastward. A few pop-up downpours could be a part of the Sunday afternoon story, mainly south of I-20. Highs will still manage the lower 90s amid mostly to partly sunny skies. Next week features daily chances for rain and storms, but not a complete washout with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
TALKIN' TROPICS: Hurricane Larry continues nears Bernuda today - taking a close pass at the island today, lashing it with rain and tropical storm force winds. The storm continue to push northward, gradually weakening - but is still expect to bring some impacts to the Canadian Maritimes and even, in its extra-tropical form this weekend, bringing snows to Greenland. Tropical Depression Mindy will get torn apart as it moves eastward off the SE US coastline, but not before bringing waves of rain for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Two disturbances in the Atlantic basin bear watching as well - mainly, the cluster of storms in the western Caribbean that will drift into the Bay of Campeche into the weekend. While it may not form into a consolidated system, it is likely to yield a plume of moisture that could better chances for showers and storms across the Gulf States, especially Texas, into next week. We'll continue to monitor it and the other system moving off western Africa.
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