Monday, July 22 Forecast Discussion

Showers and storms have been north and south of I-20 today as a complex of storms moves to the southeast that originated in North Mississippi and storms have developed thanks to daytime heating south of the interstate. We will see the rain taper off once we lose daytime heating, with quiet conditions for the most part overnight. Another round of showers and storms will be possible on Tuesday as a thunderstorm complex currently developing in Arkansas moves in our direction and could help touch off afternoon showers and storms.

All of this is thanks to our region sitting on the eastern end of an area of high pressure over the south central portion of the country. The jet stream is from the northwest above us, which is allowing disturbance after disturbance to roll down the pike and impact us. This pattern looks to remain in place until Thursday when high pressure looks to build in our area and end rain chances. This will be short lived as our high will break down a bit for the back part of the weekend, which could see more storms arrive.

Despite northwest flow above us, warm air from our west is attempting to infiltrate the area, and because of that, temperatures will climb into the 90s each day this week with the highest readings towards the end of the week when we will be in the mid 90s.

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