First Alert Forecast: storm risk to emerge by late Saturday

Saturday storms
Saturday storms(WLBT)
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 7:55 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2023 at 10:28 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Outside of a few lingering showers early on, most of tonight will consist of quiet and calm conditions. Temperatures are forecast to slowly cool down to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees by morning.

We are expecting greater chances for showers and storms over the weekend, specifically towards the end of the day on Saturday. The first half of the day will be relatively quiet as temperatures quickly warm up to the 90s. Activity on the radar will likely begin to pick up after 2 PM or so as a disturbance nears from the west. Any storms that track through the area tomorrow could have strong or severe elements to them with damaging wind gusts and hail the main threats. Rain/storm chances will gradually taper off through the evening into tomorrow night. Temperatures will also climb back to the lower 90s into Sunday with an PM isolated thunderstorm chance.

Upper-level ridging is on track to strengthen overhead as we head into next week. This will likely result in even warmer temperatures with highs in the middle 90s. Heat stress concerns also look possible by mid to late week considering heat indices could be up to 105. Make sure to stay hydrated and use caution when spending long periods of time outdoors, especially those that work outdoors.

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