Saturday, August 12 Forecast Discussion

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - What a soggy past week we've had across the Twin States this past week. Nearly every day last week had a recorded amount of rain at Key Field thanks to all of the thunderstorm activity. If you're not a fan of the rain, then just hang in there because we have a couple more days left of it. Scattered storms have developed this afternoon in a very humid airmass where dewpoints have been in the middle to upper 70's. Storms will gradually fade out later this evening and skies will clear meaning a fairly nice night on tap. If you're out and about tonight at the rodeo or elsewhere, skies should be partly cloudy with lows in the middle 70's.

We catch a slight break from all the rain tomorrow, as a bit of dry air enters into the mid-levels of the atmosphere above the region. Clouds will be a bit less in coverage than previous days, meaning highs will climb into the lower to middle 90's with isolated storms possible. One downside to the drier conditions in such a humid airmass is that heat index values will rebound to above 100 degrees.

A stalled frontal boundary at the surface along with an upper level trough bring scattered storms back Monday through Wednesday. The increased rain chances and clouds will push highs back into the upper 80's and lows will remain in the lower to middle 70's.

After the deluge of wet weather, Thursday we finally start to see a break. High pressure will build in, clearing skies and all but eliminating storm chances (aside from the occasional pop-up storm) heading into next weekend. Highs will return to the middle 90's with heat indices again between 100-105 degrees.