Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed over portions of east central Mississippi. This activity will be moving our way and we could have a shower or thunderstorms through the rest of today and this evening. We’ve reached a very warm 82-degrees and that’s not too far away from record territory. The record high for today is 86-degrees, which was set back in 1967.

Tomorrow we will experience another big warm-up, with a good chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm. A period of heavy rain will be possible to our south, especially over south Alabama. Look for a few lingering showers tomorrow night and early Friday as a cold front sweeps through. This front will bring a return to cooler/dry conditions, and bright skies. Highs will be in the 60s for the weekend, with lows in the upper 30s to near 40-degrees. The good news is sunshine will make it feel great during the daylight hours.

Monday we will have another quick warm-up and this will continue into the mid portion of next week. It won’t take long for the temperatures to make a recovery, with highs in the 70s on Monday. The week will start off partly to mostly sunny, with rain possible late in the week. The chance for rain will depend on whether an upper air ridge over our region, loosens its grip. I’ll have more details for you tonight at five, six, and ten!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV