First Alert Forecast: Record highs to start October?

First Alert Forecast: Record highs to start October?
Summer-like heat wave continues to bake central Mississippi with record highs falling Tuesday. (Source: WLBT)

Potentially record-breaking heat is in the forecast today as highs look to top out at 97° here in Jackson, maybe even a degree or two hotter in other locations across Central/SW Mississippi! Our upper level ridge of high pressure is holding strong over the region today and will keep us mostly sunny and dry as well... Expect the mid-upper 90s the next several days, even as the fair kicks off tomorrow.

Our first of two cold fronts is set to move through at the end of the work week, ushering in the chance for a few showers and storms and also slightly cooler temperatures. We'll still be in the low 90s heading into the weekend, which keeps us above average through the first weekend of October, but we won't see those upper 90s anymore.

The second & stronger cold front arrives Sunday-Monday, and is bringing us the better chance for showers and storms and much cooler temperatures! Highs are only anticipated to reach the low 80s by next week, with morning lows potentially in the upper 50s. Although the month as a whole looks to remain above-average, this will be the first time fall-like conditions will move in since we have started the season! Stay tuned for temperature and rain forecast updates as we get closer to next week.

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Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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