First Alert Forecast: Fall-like conditions aren’t far off!

First Alert Forecast: Fall-like conditions aren’t far off!
Cold Front on Final Approach to Mississippi (Source: WLBT)

Sally’s remnants continue to cause issues along the East Coast, but a summery day remains in store for us here in Central and SW Mississippi. Highs are topping out around 90° under partly cloudy skies, and only a stray shower chance is in the forecast through tonight.

The cold front we’ve been talking about for days is finally sinking south through the region and will be ushering in below-average temperatures as we kick off the weekend! Highs are only anticipated to reach the low-mid 80s through the rest of the 7-day forecast and morning lows will be as cool as the upper 50s at the start of next week.

We should remain dry through the weekend, but cloud cover will be the question as we watch a tropical disturbance in the SW Gulf of Mexico very closely. This disturbance will likely organize and become a tropical depression or storm within the next day or so! Most data suggests a slow move up to the north before tracking NW, closer to Texas, but we’ll keep an eye on it in case our ridge of high pressure is not strong enough to keep clouds and showers away from our area. Stay tuned!

Rachel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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