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First Alert Forecast: chance for rain/thunderstorms possible tonight and into Labor Day

Turning drier and less humid by late week
Less humid conditions possible by late week
Less humid conditions possible by late week(WLBT)
Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 4:18 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2021 at 8:08 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Shower and storms in association with a cold front are working their way to the south and east across the area this evening. Heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds are possible. Areas of rain are possible into tonight with lows in the low and mid 70s.

As the frontal boundary continues to sink south across the area, more scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout our Labor Day, especially during the morning and afternoon hours. A lot of the activity that we see tomorrow will likely occur near or ahead of the front which will probably be south of Interstate 20. We will be a bit cooler tomorrow in the wake of the front will highs in the 80s areawide. Some drier air could filter in behind the front, but an even biggest push of drier air is expected to move in by late week. Another cold front is forecast to move in from the north by Thursday. Models continue to suggest that this front will help our humidity levels go down quite a bit. We will continue to watch this trend over the next couple of days.

The NHC is still monitoring a disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula that will move over the Gulf over the next few days. It only has a low chance for development at this time. Regardless of development with this system, this could bring an increase in rain to the northern Gulf Coast later in the week. At this point, it doesn’t look like we will see any impacts from this tropical disturbance thanks to the front that will pass through on Thursday keeping it to the south and east of us. Larry is still a Major Hurricane over the Atlantic this evening. It continues to show no threat to the U.S. with the latest track keeping it over water.

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