A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been posted for Winston, Neshoba, Newton, Leake, Scott, and Smith counties until 9pm tonight. A cold front working through the area is tapping into hot and humid air, allowing for storms to get strong fairly quickly. The main threat is winds in excess of 60 mph. Once the rain exits this evening, skies will clear through the overnight hours with less humid air arriving for Thursday.
We could see a few clouds Thursday morning, otherwise ample sunshine will greet us through the day. With less humidity in place, highs in the low 90s will feel much more pleasant. The low humidity stays in place through the holiday weekend with lows Friday through Sunday between 57 and 60 degrees.
Clouds begin to return late Sunday into Monday as high pressure starts to weaken over head. Stray showers and storms will be possible Monday with more numerous showers and storms Tuesday and especially Wednesday as another cold front tries to work through the area. Highs will return to the middle 90s for Sunday through Tuesday.