At 3pm, Key Field reached 90 degrees, making today the first day at or above 90 in Meridian. We look to have several more in the next 7 days, but our dry weather is coming to an end first.
Scattered showers and storms have been confined to the Gulf Coast along a stalled frontal boundary that has touched them off. We will see the return of daytime showers and storms Wednesday as moisture return increases overnight. We also may be aided by the tropical wave in the Gulf, depending on its strength tomorrow.
Speaking of the tropics, the wave in the southern Gulf of Mexico has started to look a little better organized and could still become a weak tropical system before coming ashore in Florida Thursday or Friday. Our only impact may be some heavy downpours and more numerous storms if some of that moisture heads our way. A cold front will swing through Thursday into Friday, causing storms to be a bit stronger.
Once the front clears, temperatures drop a bit, also potentially aided by our tropical system, before we climb into the lower and middle 90s next week, our hottest readings of the year.