First Alert Forecast: unsettled pattern featuring tropical downpours continues

Cold front looks to bring fall-like conditions during next week!
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 4:57 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 1:34 PM CDT
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It’s going to be another muggy and unsettled day here in central MS with a tropical air-mass overhead and the remnants of Nicholas still circulating over Louisiana. For your Friday, Expect rainy/stormy periods at times, so have your umbrella nearby as you’re heading out and about! It will feel soupy out in the 80s with the clouds and rain around. Expect rain chances to generally taper off overnight as temperatures dip back into the lower and middle 70s.

The unsettled pattern isn’t over quite yet. Showers and storms continue to look possible on a daily basis throughout the weekend and into the start of the week ahead. It won’t be a washout each day during this time span, but considering we will be stuck under this moist air-mass, just prepare for rain each day since chances will be elevated.

The good news is by the time we near the middle of the week a cold front looks to push in just in time for the first days of Fall. Models indicate that a frontal boundary will likely swing in by Wednesday. This will put an end to the unsettled pattern as a drier air mass replaces the muggy one. By the end of the week, we will see brighter, drier, and more pleasant conditions with lower humidity returning to the forecast. Temperatures during this time will also be more fall-like with highs near 80 degrees and overnight lows in the 50s and 60s.

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