First Alert Forecast: heat stress concerns early this week ahead of relief by late week

Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 3:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Quiet weather will continue to prevail across central and southwest MS this evening and during the overnight periods. Temperatures will be slow to cool tonight with low forecast to bottom out in the lower to middle 70s under mostly clear skies.

Monday will also be another hot day with high temperatures forecast to reach the middle 90s with feels like temperatures in the triple digits. Heat stress will be more of a concern tomorrow afternoon with more moisture around. Expect peak heat indices as high as 105 to 110 degrees. A few showers or thunderstorms will also be possible later in the day, which could provide some relief.

The heat will continue through about mid-week as we remain under the influence of the upper ridge. Temperatures will fortunately start to back off towards the end of the work week as a front nears from the north. As a result, rain and storm chances will tick upwards by this time. Below normal highs in the middle to upper 80s are expected to carry into next week, along with elevated rain chances.

Talkin’ Tropics: The NHC is monitoring a new tropical disturbance tonight that is located several hundred miles southeast of Bermuda. It only has a 10% chance for t

ropical formation at this time as it drifts northward with conditions not looking favorable for much development.

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