Friday, April 21 Morning Forecast Discussion

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy Friday! Waking up this morning we are seeing out-the-door temperatures in the 60s and 50s region wide under broken clouds. During our Friday we will keep with the warm and muggy conditions as highs soar in the upper to middle 80s. Pop-up showers and storms are again possible this afternoon thanks to the heat and humidity in place. South winds will stay in the forecast between 5 to 10 mph and that will keep with us overnight. Lows will fall into the middle to lower 60s with leftover shower possible but increasing clouds through the overnight period.

A cold front will being too emerged from the northwest and impact our weather for our Saturday. This front will arrive in the afternoon to evening hours on our Saturday. The front looks to have a lot of instability to form some thunderstorms that could produce gusty winds and hail. Upper level support looks to be lacking with this system, meaning a major severe weather event is unlikely at this time. Right now we are forecasting a line of showers and storms that will move south across the viewing area. The tornado threat is very low across the region as the atmosphere is not looking prime enough to form any spinning storms. Storms will end after the sun sets on Saturday with rain ended by our morning on Sunday.

The chill down will be on as we move into the start of next week. Sunday’s highs are only going to warm into the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide with Sunday night into Monday morning lows in the 40s region wide. Monday we will rebound in the upper 70s for highs under sunny skies. The full sunshine looks to last through midweek next week but the cooler air does not looks to last as long. 80s for highs will be back into the forecast as we move into our Tuesday and that warming trend will continue to happen as we push into the latter part of the week next week.