Wednesday, May 22 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Wednesday! Our increasingly hot temperatures look to continue on our Wednesday as we look to be under partly cloudy skies. Highs will make it into the low-90s and when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like it’s in the mid-90s. A cold front will attempt to approach from our west today; however, it will move to the north around the ridge of high pressure. Basically having this ridge in place is actually sparing us from any severe weather, as this is the cold front that has brought widespread severe weather to the central part of the country.

The ridge in place will strengthen its grip over our area and thus we’ll continue to warm. Mid-90s are expected by tomorrow, and then we’ll see highs in the upper-90s to around 100 degrees by our Memorial Day weekend. We’ll likely tie the record warmest day in May (99 degrees) by Memorial Day, and perhaps even reach 100 by next week. If we do hit 100 degrees by Tuesday, that will be the earliest 100 degree temperature in Meridian’s history. We’ll have to wait and see if we reach that.