First Alert Forecast: Hot & muggy start to the school year

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 5:26 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2021 at 1:33 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - We’re kicking off the new work and school week on a hot note! It will feel steamy out through the day as temperatures rise to the low and middle 90′s with feels like temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. Most of us will see feels like temperatures peaking around 105, but a few of us out towards the Lower Delta could see feels like temperatures up to 110 where a Heat Advisory is in place. Stay cool and hydrated everyone! There is a slight chance for a few pop-up downpours this afternoon and evening, but it looks like most of us will stay dry.

The summer heat and humidity are forecast to continue through the rest of the work week. Into the next weekend, we could see temperature drop a bit as a front nears the region from the north. This will likely lead to a better chance to see some scattered showers and storms. We’ll have more details on these rain chances closer to time!

The Tropics are certainly active today as the NHC monitor 2 disturbances. One of them has a high chance for development as it moves westward and could form into a tropical depression at sometime today. Forecast models show this could possibly track into the SE Gulf into the weekend. It’s too soon to say if impacts will be felt from the system. Stay tuned for more updates!

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