First Alert Forecast: Rain chances remain low for this week

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 1:02 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Today: The weather continues to be quite pleasant to start off this week as temperatures remain in the upper 80s and low 90s with low humidity. Mostly clear skies will stick around through the afternoon but a few clouds may begin to move in for this evening. No rain is expected for today, increasing drought conditions and wildfire danger. Temperatures will start to cool off into the mid 80s by around dinner time. Mostly clear skies continue overnight as temperatures continue to drop into the low 60s to start off your Tuesday morning.

Tuesday: Clouds move in overnight to start off Tuesday morning as temperatures will be in the low 60s but quickly warm up into the upper 70s by mid-morning. By Tuesday afternoon, it will be feeling a little warm with highs in the low 90s. Humidity will continue to be low as a dry airmass limits any moisture moving in, preventing any chance for rain. Heading into the evening, you can expect temperatures in the mid to low 80s and then cooling off into the mid 60s overnight.

Extended forecast: Most of this week will be the same in terms of temperatures and the lack of rain. Expect highs in the upper 80s and low 90s with overnight low in the middle to upper 60s. The lack of rain will increase drought conditions. Our next chance for some rain may not come until next weekend or the start of next week. Tracking the tropics, Hurricane Nigel will stay out to sea, however we are keeping an eye on another wave just off the west coast of Africa with a 70% chance of becoming a tropical system over the next 7 days. Another area of low pressure remains off the east coast that could acquire some subtropical characteristics over the next few days, however this will not affect us here at home.

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