First Alert Forecast: scattered downpours continue; drier air next week

First Alert Forecast: scattered downpours continue; drier air next week
Slight Drop In Humidity By Next Week (Source: WLBT)

Showers and storms are moving through Central/SW Mississippi as we move through midday and into the afternoon hours... Expect the potential for heavy rain, frequent lightning, & gusty winds with these storms as they push SE!

We'll have the chance for scattered showers and storms this weekend, but they won't be as impressive in coverage as what we've seen yesterday and so far today. Highs will rebound to the low-mid 90s through Sunday.

A cold front is still expected to push through by the start of next week, dropping our temperatures & bringing in less humid air... The question remains, however, just how much cooler than average will we be and how long will it last? Stay tuned for frequent forecast updates as we get closer!

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Josephine will continue to trek northwestward over the next few days, strengthening a bit, before running into a strong belt of wind shear north of the Greater Antilles – likely pulling the storm apart by early next week. An area of low pressure moving off the Carolinas may have an opportunity to develop as it moves into the open waters of the Atlantic. Elsewhere in the basin, activity will be stymied a bit with wind shear and dry, dusty air through next week.

Rachel's Friday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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