First Alert Forecast: few storms Labor Day; drier air returns late week

Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 5:12 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2021 at 1:08 PM CDT
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LABOR DAY MONDAY: We’ll trend back toward partly sunny skies with highs in the middle 80s. The front kicking off the rain chances will slip slowly southward through the day – and stalls out. Heavy pockets of rain will be possible, mainly south of I-20 this afternoon and evening. The front will trend less active tonight with partly clear skies, lows will fall back to the upper 60s to lower 70s.

TUESDAY: The nearby front will help to keep the weather a bit unsettled with partly sunny sky and a risk for a few showers and storms, generally S/E of Metro Jackson. Expect highs to rebound to the upper 80s to near 90 by the afternoon hours; lows will bottom out around 70.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Another front will move toward the region by Wednesday – helping to spark a few showers and storms and usher in a drier airmass by late week. Highs will top out near 90 ahead of the front; we’ll be in the 80s for highs Thursday with mainly sunny skies and lower humidity that will be more akin to early fall. Lows late week will be in the lower to middle 60s. Gradually, we’ll rebound back into ‘normal’ territory by the weekend with highs in the lower 90s. Chances for a few storms could return as early as Sunday or into early next week.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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