First Alert Forecast: More hot & steamy days ahead

Hot & steamy day ahead!
Hot & steamy day ahead!(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 5:05 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 1:50 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - With high pressure holding strong across the region, it will be another scorcher outside today! Highs will reach the lower and middle 90s with feels like temperatures on either side of 105. A Heat Advisory is in effect today for a portion of the area as of a result of the intense heat and humidity. We’ll keep a slight chance for pop-up downpours/storms into this evening, but don’t count of the rain to cool you off today.

The steamy conditions are forecast to stick around through the rest of the work and school week. However, by the weekend, a front will start to near the region increasing our chances for rain and storms. This will help drop our high temperatures a few degrees during this time, but it will still be quite warm and muggy out with temperatures expected to top out in the low 90s.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 still lacks organization this afternoon. The system will likely become Tropical Storm Fred at some point today. The forecast track takes the system pushing northwestward through the Caribbean and over islands which should prevent further intensification. It will likely near S Florida and emerge into the SE Gulf by the weekend. At this point, many forecast models suggest that the system will stay east of us, but we will continue to watch this trend over time. Stay tuned for more updates!

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