Tuesday, May 21 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Another warm and humid day with temperatures near 90 this afternoon and heat index values in the middle 90s. We will see another warm night as we drop to near 70 with highs back into the lower 90s into Wednesday. With humidity remaining high, we will see our heat index values near 95 again through the afternoon.

Highs will start to ramp up starting on Thursday as high pressure builds into the area, centers itself over central Georgia, with the warmest air perhaps in years arriving for our Memorial Day Weekend. Highs will climb into the upper 90s this weekend with us perhaps tying the warmest all-time high temperature in Meridian in May (99). It is possible that we could see highs reach the triple digits anytime between Sunday and Tuesday which would be the earliest 100 degree day every in Meridian.

With high pressure here, we remain dry through the next seven days. Some models are hinting that we could see a cold front for the middle of next week, but we are too far out to worry about that. If we don't see that cold front, highs remain well above average through the end of next week.