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First Alert Forecast: front ushers in fall-like air late week

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 5:07 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 1:19 PM CDT
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WEDNESDAY: We’ll continue with a mix of sun and clouds through the remainder of the day - though, as clouds begin to thicken up, a few showers and storms could flare. The best chances will be mainly south of I-20 through the afternoon hours with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. As the cold front sweeps southward tonight, a few showers could swing through at the same time. We’ll fall to the 60s to near 70 under variably cloudy skies.

THURSDAY: In the wake of our front, drier air will rush into central and southwest Mississippi – ushering in a ‘fall-esque’ crispness. After starting in the 60s, we’ll rebound to the middle to upper 80s under a mainly sunny sky. Overnight, clear skies will allow for lows to fall through the 60s; a few cool pockets could briefly drop into the upper 50s by early Friday morning.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Bright sunshine and the ‘fall-esque’ feel in the humidity department will hang around through late week and into the start of the weekend. We’ll be in the 80s for highs Friday, near 90 Saturday with mainly sunny skies and lower humidity. Lows late week will be in the lower to middle 60s. Gradually, we’ll rebound back into ‘normal’ territory by Sunday and into next week with highs in the lower 90s. Chances for a few storms could return as early as Sunday; more scattered activity by mid-week.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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