Our typical, mid-summer heat and humidity is about to be replaced with conditions you'd expect to start off fall with within the next 24-36 hours! A cold front just off to our north will be dropping through the state of Mississippi today through Tuesday, ultimately bringing us much cooler and more comfortable temperatures and dewpoints through the middle and end of this week.
Although a few showers and storms, especially in our southern counties, are possible this afternoon out ahead of this front, rain chances will eventually pick up from north to south by this evening. A gusty storm or two will be possible, but our severe threat is low with this system. Many of these storms will carry on through the overnight period along the frontal boundary and could impact the tomorrow morning's commute. As the front continues to move towards the Gulf Coast, our rain chances will trend downwards throughout the day!
Even though temperatures will still reach the upper 80s this afternoon, by Tuesday afternoon, highs will only be able to reach the low-mid 80s. This will then be followed by several mornings in the low 60s! A very comfortable and below-average week is ahead of us.
Our pattern returns to normal by the weekend, as winds bring that Gulf of Mexico heat and humidity right back to the area on Saturday.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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