Wednesday Forecast: Hot & Humid; Showers and Storms Possible

Severe Risk Area

Severe Risk Area

TODAY: We are starting off on a very warm and muggy note, and absent any morning showers or storms, temperatures will skyrocket quickly into the 90s. Increasing moisture will bolster heat indices above 105 for much of the area as early as 11 AM. Showers and storms will become increasingly likely towards lunch and points thereafter into the afternoon. A few storms likely will produce gusty winds over 40 mph, and any thunderstorm clustering could locally enhance a wind threat…but this will be next to geographically identify at this time.

CAVEAT: Some hi-resolution models want to develop showers and storms before 10 AM, and should this occur, the temperature/heat index forecast will become quite messy…and any severe threat will come more into question. The forecast is based on the notion any storms will hold off until around lunchtime.

TONIGHT: The more organized coverage of showers and storms should have moved mainly out of the coverage area, but a few showers or storms cannot be completely ruled out even through the overnight hours. Otherwise, expect a partly cloudy sky with lows only falling into the mid 70s.

THURSDAY: A front will be approaching the area from the north, and pooling moisture/instability will likely generate at least scattered storms. The coverage should be scattered but highest south of US 278. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

FRIDAY – WEEKEND: For once, tranquil weather settles into north Mississippi without any excessive heat/humidity worries. Still, it will be rather warm each afternoon with highs in the 90s…but overnight lows will drop into the upper 60s for Saturday/Sunday morning. Expect a good deal of sun as well, so near Utopian conditions will exist for all outdoor activities – just make sure you have sunscreen!

NEXT WEEK: Hotter conditions return with highs climbing into the mid/upper 90s, but rain chances should hold off until around Wednesday.

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