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First Alert Forecast: dangerous heat possible over the weekend & into work week

Dangerous heat possible this weekend
Dangerous heat possible this weekend(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 5:00 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 3:12 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - It’s going to feel toasty out there today! Temperatures are expected to top out in the lower and mid 90s. With the humidity factored in, expect it to feel more like 105 to possibly 110 across some spots. A Heat Advisory will be in place for a few counties for the dangerous heat. Stay cool and hydrated! I think most of us will stay hot and dry, but a few showers or storms are possible, mainly for area to the north and east. If any storms develop, some could produce heavy downpours, lightning, and potentially gusty winds.

As high pressure builds in aloft, hotter days are ahead of us as temperatures trend upwards. On Sunday and into the work/school week, expect highs to rise to the upper 90s with feels like temperatures up to 115. Heat precautions will need to be taken. Chances for any showers or storms will be on the low-end during this time. So, don’t count on the rain to cool you off! By mid to late week, temperatures are forecast to back off a bit and become more seasonable with better chances for rain returning.

Grace made landfall early this morning near Tecolutla, Mexico as a Major Category 3 Hurricane. It will weaken as it pushes inland to the west and could potentially reform if i moves out over the eastern Pacific. Henri has been strengthening and became a hurricane today over the Atlantic. It’s on track to make landfall by tomorrow afternoon in the Northeast. A disturbance located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic has a low chance for development over the next 5 days. Some gradual development is possible down the road. We will keep an eye on it!

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