First Alert Forecast: hot and muggy through the weekend with showers/storms possible

Summery conditions expected this weekend
Summery conditions expected this weekend(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2021 at 4:46 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - It’s been a very summery day here in central MS with steamy and muggy conditions. We are also tracking areas of showers and storms on the radar this evening. Many storms out there are producing heavy rain and lightning. I can’t rule out a few areas of localized flash flooding considering many of these storms are slow movers. Most of the activity should fade away into tonight.

Similar conditions will follow into Sunday, but coverage in the showers and storms will likely be a tad more impressive. Have a plan B for those that have outdoor weekend plans in case you have to dodge a downpour at times! Besides the rain, it will be hot and muggy out with temperatures forecast to rise to the low 90s. This typical summer pattern of high in the lower 90s and chance for rain should also continue through the work week.

Tropical Depression Fred is expected to get better organized today and will likely regain tropical storm status at some point this weekend. Fred is still on track to near the northern Gulf coast on Monday where it will likely make landfall near the FL/AL coastline. We are still expected to remain on the western side of the center of circulation. While direct local impacts aren’t expected from Fred, the system will bring in moisture that will lead to a better chance for showers and storms. Tropical Storm Grace has formed this morning to the east of the Lesser Antilles. Grace looks to follow a similar track to Fred through the Caribbean before nearing S Florida by Thursday or so. It’s too soon at this point is we will feel impacts from Grace, but it’s something we will monitor over t

he next few days.

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