Warmth, humidity start increasing again on Thursday
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The intense summer heat has taken a brief break, and we've felt a little more comfortable with the lower humidity and cooler mornings. That's coming to an end.
We are in the period that is historically our hottest time of the summer. Climatology will begin slowly changing in the next week, indicating our "normal" period of most intense heat is favored to end. Although what climatology says is normal may change, the latest 100-degree day on record is as late as October 4, and the latest 90-degree day is as late as October 31. So the end of the most intense heat is not abrupt and some hot days are still likely. However, by mid-August, we usually start trending cooler.
This evening will be mostly clear with a very small chance for a stray shower. We will cool to the mid-70s by 10 PM. The low temperature by morning will be near 67 degrees. Thursday will be mostly sunny with a very small chance for a stray shower or two. The high temperature will be near 91 degrees.
Thursday marks the start of both increasing warmth and increasing humidity. The warming, humidifying trend will take us back into the mid-to-upper 90s for high temperatures this weekend. The increasing humidity with that heat means the heat index is likely to become an issue again this weekend, too. It can be as high as 105-110 on both Saturday and Sunday. The chance for rain will stay small and limited to localized, stray shower or thunderstorms through this weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will begin increase, becoming more scattered about the area next Monday.
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