Showers and storms so far today have stayed south of Interstate 20 / Highway 80 as advertised. Through the evening and overnight, showers and storms will lift northward with some leftover showers making it through the night. All of us get involved with the rain on Thursday as an upper level low lifts northward through the area. No severe weather is expected, but a storm could get on the strong side with gusty winds. Rain will taper off Thursday evening.
We will be in a transition zone on Friday and Saturday as a ridge of high pressure attempts to move into the area from the south, but an area of low pressure to our west will mean southerly winds, bringing plenty of moisture from the Gulf northward. We will be on the edge of where showers and storms will develop both days with the chance that West Alabama remains dry for both and only far western portions of East Mississippi see rain.
Sunday will see high pressure finally win, rain chances drop, and temperatures soar. We will be into the low and mid 90s for Sunday and hit the mid 90s for Monday through Wednesday. The highest temperature we have recorded this year is 94, and we could tie or break that all three days. It is possible we hit 95 or higher for the first time since 2012 all three days as well. Clouds will look to start to return on Wednesday as a weak cold front dropping from the north may lie in wait for Thursday.
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