First Alert Forecast: Above-average heat to continue through weekend

First Alert Forecast: Above-average heat to continue through weekend
High pressure will anchor itself over the southeast, keeping temperatures well above average. (Source: WLBT)

Our dry & above-average conditions continue as we get closer to the end of the work week! Expect high temperatures in the low-mid 90s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Evening plans will be warm and dry, with temperatures falling into the upper 80s around 7PM.

Friday will look very similar, as highs top out in the low-mid 90s and dry conditions prevail over the area. Our upper level ridge of high pressure is set to strengthen over the area as we approach the weekend, especially getting into the start of next week. This will allow temperatures to soar into the mid-upper 90s each afternoon! If we hit 97° on Monday and Tuesday, we will tie records that were set at the start of the 1900s. Although temperatures will drop slightly into the middle and end of the upcoming work week, we will still be unseasonably hot for the kickoff of the Mississippi State Fair.

Something to note... Although it will be nice for any outdoor & fair plans to have these dry conditions through the 7-day forecast, our lack of rain is raising wildfire concerns. For this reasons, a few Central and SW MS counties are under a Burn Ban. Please be careful burning as drought conditions start to worsen around the area, and be sure to avoid burning altogether if you are indeed under a Burn Ban!

First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy Summer-like days continue

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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