First Alert Forecast: shades of summer to fade behind autumn’s return by week’s end

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 5:19 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 12:59 PM CDT
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WEDNESDAY: Clouds may spill over the area to start off the day – though, similar to the past several days, sunny breaks will come along through, helping to warm up the atmosphere. We remain warm and sticky to get through mid-week - highs today will top out in the middle to upper 80s this afternoon. Clouds stream back in overnight with areas of fog developing by early Thursday morning amid lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

THURSDAY: Foggy banks may kick off your day amid the warm, muggy air flow coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Expect variably cloudy skies with highs in the middle to upper 80s yet again as the shades of summer loom over the region. A rogue shower or two can’t be ruled out, though most spots will remain dry.

EXTENDED FORECAST: A strong cold front will make its way toward the area by late Friday and early Saturday. Ahead of the front, warm, muggy and breezy with highs in the middle to upper 80s. Scattered showers and storms will develop through Friday evening into early Saturday morning. Behind the front, a nice push of crisp, fall air will find itself draped over central and southwest Mississippi to head into the start of next week. Highs will drop to the 70s through the weekend and start of next week; lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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