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Warmth builds on Friday, then cooler changes follow the weekend

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 5:55 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - As expected, showers were fewer on Thursday as compared to earlier in the week. We were also warmer. The warming is drying trend will get shut down before it gets too far. That's a change in our forecast beyond this weekend.

The Next 24 Hours

The next 24 hours will be mostly dry. A few evening showers are possible, but they will be scarce. Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy. The low temperature will be near 75 degrees. Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a small chance for a couple of stray showers or thunderstorms. The high temperature will be near 95 degrees. The heat index will be 100-105 degrees.

This Weekend

A quick-moving disturbance will boost the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Humidity will drop slightly for Sunday. High temperatures this weekend will be in the lower 90s both days. Morning low temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 70s. Sunday will be the drier, more-outdoor-favored half of the weekend.

Influence From Tropical Storm Isaías, But No Impact

About those changes after the weekend.... Tropical Storm Isaías is expected to track northward up the East Coast of the U.S. after tracking through the Bahamas and near the Florida Coast this weekend. Remember, tropical storms and hurricanes are low pressure systems. Wind flows clockwise around low pressure, so we will get caught up in a wind from the north between the low pressure that is Isaías and high pressure over the Midwest. The result for us is two fold: humidity will drop, and we will be cooler Monday through Thursday of next week. Some mornings could be as cool as upper 60s for some of us next week.

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