Friday, May 19 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 70s region wide with broken clouds and muggy conditions which is causing some patchy fog. During our Friday we are looking at afternoon highs soaring back into the upper 80s to lower 90s, with heat index values reaching near the triple digits region wide under a good mix of sun and clouds. The sticky, muggy factor will stick around in the forecast during the day and that, along with the heat, will cause some afternoon pop-up to isolated showers or storms. Overnight we will see lows stay muggy in the upper 60s to lower 70s along with partly cloudy skies and south southeast winds becoming calm through the period. Patchy fog will again be possible early in the morning on our Saturday.

The warm and humid conditions will stay in the forecast for our Saturday, but our shower and storm chances will become more widespread across the region. Thanks to the clouds and rain chances we will see our afternoon highs only warm into the upper 80s across the twin states. We could see a shower overnight Saturday into Sunday before the cold front arrives that will bring us even more widespread showers and storms in the forecast. Sunday looks to be the best day to see any rain in the region, with showers and storms. Right now severe weather is not looking likely with this system on Sunday, but as with any storm, we could see one or two become stronger with gusty winds. Our rain is forecasted to end by early Monday morning.

Monday begins a drying our period, but this dry out will be very short lived. Storms looks to arrive again into the forecast by Tuesday into our Wednesday. Right now models are hinting at our next system moving in early to midweek. With the timing still in question on this system we will continue to adjust the forecast as our picture becomes clearer with the Tuesday into Wednesday system. Once we clear out for our Thursday we will see afternoon highs drop into the upper 70s to lower 80s