Friday, August 29 Morning Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

As you walk outside this morning you may feel the air, feeling a bit more thick. Thanks to southerly winds, not only has our temperatures creeped back up near 70 degrees, but dewpoints have increased to near 70 degrees, making it feel quite muggy. Once again today we will see another shot at reaching the mid 90s, the only thing that would hinder us from reaching that today would be the cloud coverage. An isolated storm or two is possible throughout the day as our upper level ridge begins to backtrack to the east, and a sea breeze works it's way to the North. The best chance to see any rain will be along the Highway 84 corridor. Overnight expect rain chances to increase slightly from the southwest.

Saturday looks to be quite a wet day, while not a washout, everyone will see their fair share of showers and a possible isolated storm. The system that has been sitting idle in the Gulf of Mexico will interact with a cold front that's advancing from our northwest. As the cold front swings in our general direction, it will grab a piece of the upper level energy and throw it our way. It looks like we all could see plenty of rain throughout the day Saturday into Sunday, with the best potential for heavy rain and flooding west of I-55. Temperatures both days will struggle to get out of the upper 80s for East Mississippi. However, West Alabama will miss out on most of the action and shouldn't have a problem reaching the upper 80s lower 90s.

Lingering showers and storms will stick around for Sunday and by Labor Day, things begin to return back to normal. We return to pop-up afternoon storms as the hot and humid air remains in place. The ridge over the Southeast will build back in over our general area. Highs will start to return to the middle 90s with no relief from the heat as of right now.

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