First Alert Forecast: Slight relief from the heat about to move in...

First Alert Forecast: Slight relief from the heat about to move in...
Squeeze play between Imelda and backdoor front will bring a few more downpours and cooler air by late week. (Source: WLBT)

Today is already looking a lot like what we saw yesterday... Hot, steamy & mostly dry! Temperatures will top out in the upper 90s once again this afternoon with feels-like temperatures exceeding the 100° mark in many locations. Due to increased moisture in our SW counties from T.D. Imelda, a few showers and storms can't be ruled out as the day wears on. Our NE counties will likely stay dry, however.

A front that has stalled out to our NE will eventually clip the area as a backdoor cold front Thursday. Alongside our surge of moisture in the area, this will help to spark scattered showers and storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. A few strong storms can't be ruled out. Eventually, high pressure to our NE will usher in drier and cooler temperatures as we get into the day on Friday. Dry air will stick with us through the weekend before winds return out of the south by the start of next week. Expect highs in the low 90s for this reason Thursday afternoon, upper 80s on Friday, and back to the low-mid 90s through the end of the 7-day forecast.

As the remnants of Imelda continue to work their way north over the coming days, our Mississippi River counties will stand the best chance at seeing a few showers and storms Friday.

Rachel's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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