First Alert Forecast: summer heat & humidity to continue into the work week

Watching the tropics over the next few days
Watching the tropics over the next few days(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2021 at 8:08 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - It feels like your typical warm and humid summer night out this evening. Muggy conditions will stick around overnight as temperatures slowly fall to the middle 70s under partly cloudy skies.

The summer heat and humidity are expected to carry into Monday and through the work week. Expect highs each day near average or slightly warmer than normal in the lower to middle 90s with feels like temperatures forecast to exceed 100° each afternoon. There will also be a daily chance for isolated to widely scattered showers/storms during the afternoon and evening hours through the week. So, it wouldn’t hurt to keep an umbrella handy in case you have to dodge a downpour at times! Chances for rain look to go up a bit heading into next weekend as a front nears the region from the north. This could help limit the intense heat during this time. We will continue to finetune this scenario through the week!

The tropics remain quite active today! The NHC is watching 2 disturbances that each have a medium chance for tropical formation over the next 5 days. There is potential for gradual development with both of these areas over the next few days as they track westward. They pose no threat to central MS or the U.S. in the short term, but we will continue to keep you updated if that changes later down the road.

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