JULIA'S FORECAST: Hottest temperatures yet in the forecast - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

JULIA'S FORECAST: Hottest temperatures yet in the forecast

Julia Weiden's First Alert Wednesday Forecast

**We reached a high of 102 yesterday, tying the record set back in 1924.**

AM Commute: Some clouds are around as we start the day, especially in the northern portion of the state. A spitting shower isn't entirely out of the question for areas north of I-20, but most are dry to start the day. The sun comes up at 6:18 and temperatures rise from the mid 70s at daybreak to mid 80s by 9AM.

This Afternoon: We have a slightly more active day in store. Spotty showers and storms will begin to pop up on the map, mainly in the northern and eastern parts of the state. A couple of strong storms are possible. Otherwise it will be hot in the upper 90s to near 100 with humidity and a mix of sun and clouds.

Tonight: Any showers left at sunset (7:55 PM) will fade away. Tonight will slowly descend through the 80s and into the mid 70s by daybreak Thursday.

Looking Ahead: The greatest threat for rain will take place on Thursday with spotty to scattered rain and thunder in the afternoon, again mainly in the north and eastern part of the state. Evening storms may dip farther south. Be mindful that some storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain. Thursday will be the "coolest" day in the mid 90s.

Temperatures over the weekend soar, hitting near 100 on Saturday. Sunday and Monday will likely be the hottest of the season so far, reaching the low 100s on the thermometer.

Meteorologist Julia Weiden
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