First Alert Forecast: Relief is not too far away!

First Alert Forecast: Relief is not too far away!
Nearing, yet another, record high Thursday ahead of scattered downpours this afternoon and evening. (Source: WLBT)

Our record breaking streak continued through yesterday and Jackson hit October's hottest temperature in recorded history at 99°! Although we are still under that ridge of high pressure that has been holding strong over the eastern half of the United States over the past couple of days, it is starting to flatten out... This is allowing a cold front draped to our north to inch closer and closer to Mississippi. This is going to the the first of two cold fronts set to push through the area over the next few days!

Spotty showers and storms moving from east to west are in the forecast today, as highs look to top out in the mid-upper 90s. Although we won't see a washout today, keep our rain chances in mind as you head out to the Mississippi State Fair or any other outdoor plans.

Our first cold front will eventually push through as we head into the start of the weekend... Temperatures will only reach the low-mid 90s Friday through Sunday for this reason, with a few showers and storms possible Friday and Saturday.

As our second cold front approaches the region by Sunday, anticipate shower chances to pick up once again Sunday afternoon and evening through Monday before our BIG drop in temperature arrives just in time for the upcoming work week! By Monday afternoon, high temperatures will barely be able to reach the 80° mark... A trend that will take us through the middle of the week. Morning low temperatures will even start in the mid-upper 50s! Although temperatures will slightly increase by the end of the week into the mid 80s once again, another cold front has the shot of pushing through by next weekend. Stay tuned for forecast updates!

Rachel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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