It has been a dreary and soggy week as rain showers have been persistent across East Mississippi and West Alabama. Rain showers will taper off again this evening but a few showers will remain overnight, especially west of Highway 15.
Saturday will be a day of transition as most of the rain on Saturday will be driven by daytime heating, meaning most of our Saturday morning should be dry before showers and storms develop in the afternoon. This will be even more so the case for Sunday and Monday.
A weak backdoor cold front, cold front arriving from the east, will attempt to move into the area on Monday, which could create additional shower activity and try to keep temperatures down, especially along and north of Interstate 20/59 in Alabama. Otherwise, Monday will just see afternoon showers and storms again.
Rain chances drop to just pop-up variety showers and storms, which will be much less in coverage than we have seen this past week. Temperatures should return to the low 90s area wide by Wednesday and stay there to close out next week. There are no major rain chances in the long range forecast to close out next week.
Sunday begins for us hurricane season, so now is the time to make sure you are prepared for a tropical system. A full list of names and the latest tropical conditions can be found by clicking the link attached to this article. The first named storm will be "Arthur."