Monday, August 18 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

A small upper level low is working into northwest Mississippi this afternoon, and as it does, it is producing rain showers out ahead of it. Ahead of this area of low pressure, rain showers are working through the viewing area. We will see a break between round one of showers in the early afternoon and round two later this afternoon into the early evening hours. As the low exits this evening, rain will taper off, but an isolated shower will remain possible through the overnight hours, but nothing widespread is expected.

Skies will start to clear on Tuesday, but an isolated shower or storm will remain possible as high pressure will still be off to our west. It will arrive on Wednesday, bringing heat with it. A pop-up storm may develop on Wednesday, but most of us will be dry Wednesday onward.

As high pressure settles in directly over top of East Mississippi and West Alabama, highs will climb to the highest readings of the Summer. From Friday through Monday, we will have the potential of reaching 100 degrees. Heat indices will also be at or above 105 degrees, making this our most dangerous heat wave thus far. With high pressure over head, little relief in the form of rain will be possible. The only small reprieve as far as rain is concerned may arrive Sunday or Monday for southern locations if the sea breeze can make it far enough north.

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