First Alert Forecast: intense heat to continue into Sunday

Dangerous heat possible into Sunday
Dangerous heat possible into Sunday(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 5:03 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 8:02 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - We will continue to keep a slight 20% chance for a shower into this evening, mainly out towards the northeast, but most of us will stay dry. Into the overnight hours, it will be a slow cool down with lows in the mid 70s under mostly clear skies.

A Heat Advisory will be in effect across parts of the area again tomorrow with more dangerous heat and humidity in the forecast. Expect high temperatures tomorrow afternoon to climb to the mid 90s with feels like temperatures around 105-110. Continue to take extra precautions on Sunday by staying hydrated and limiting your time spent outdoors, especially during the peak heating hours. A few isolated downpours could help cool a few lucky people off tomorrow, but most of us will stay hot and dry. Even hotter conditions are possible into the new work and school week as ridging aloft holds strong across the region. We could potentially see temperatures top out in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. By mid to late week, the intense heat looks to back off a bit with better chances for rain and storms returning.

The remnants of Grace continue to track westward of Mexico this evening. There is a good chance that it reforms once it moves over the eastern Pacific. Hurricane Henri is on track to make landfall tomorrow afternoon in the Northeast. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect ahead of Henri’s arrival. From there, Henri will shift to the east and will likely weaken as it does so.

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