First Alert Forecast: Periods of storms likely once again today

Daily storm chances continue through the 7-day...
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 6:04 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 2:10 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - It’s very humid and muggy out today! Highs into this afternoon will rise to the upper 80′s across most of the area under partly sunny skies. With the humidity factored in, it will feel more like the 90′s. Also, make sure you have your umbrella handy throughout the day! We’re expecting scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours and continuing into this evening as well. Heavy rain and lightning will be possible within some storms today. We’re also keeping a close eye on a complex of storms out west. If it holds together and continues on the same track, it could begin to impact parts of the area later this afternoon or during the early evening hours. A few strong storms are also possible today. Some storms could be capable of producing damaging winds and hail. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out. By tonight, we should see conditions wind down with overnight lows in the lower and middle 70′s.

With an upper-level low pressure system passing nearby the region, unsettled conditions will continue into Wednesday as well with more scattered showers and storms possible. By Thursday and Friday, this system will pull away from the area and move off to the northeast which will allow out rain chances to decrease. Although conditions won’t be as unsettled towards the end of the work week, a few of us could see showers and thunderstorms, but they will be hit and miss. This summer-like pattern looks to carry into the weekend with highs each day near 90 degrees.

Out in the Tropics, a disturbance located over the SW Caribbean has a 20% chance for tropical formation over the next 5 days. We’ll continue to keep a close eye on this system since gradual development is possible though the week.

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