Clouds are keeping our temperatures in check as of the lunch hour, but we will once again lift to above-average conditions by this afternoon. Anticipate highs in the upper 80s-low 90s with a few showers into the early evening hours. We'll see this slight uptick in rain/isolated storm chances all thanks to the weak cold front that has sagged south into central Mississippi today. High pressure is holding strong over the Gulf of Mexico, however, so we won't see this front clear our area to the south. Instead, our upper level ridge of high pressure will only strengthen into the upcoming weekend at the start of next week!
This will mean even hotter temperatures as we wrap up September and kick off the month of October... Highs will reach the mid-upper 90s by Saturday and remain near-record breaking levels through the end of the 7-day forecast. With no signs of this ridge breaking down in the near future, above-average & mainly dry conditions will remain likely even into the extended forecast.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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