Drier air, as expected, has pushed into northern parts of our area this afternoon. Meanwhile, a disturbance in the atmosphere is spinning south of I-20, where tropical air continues to reside.
This disturbance, along with a weak boundary, will continue to help scattered showers and storms to form this afternoon and evening. Severe weather is not likely, but flash flooding is possible with any slow moving storms. 2" or more of rain is possible in the heaviest downpours.
The best rain chances will be along Highway 84 and to the south, but showers are possible as far north as I-20 anytime.
Temperatures will top out around 90 across central Mississippi. Mid 90s for the Delta and only 80s across south Mississippi, where widespread clouds and period of rain is holding temperatures down.
A peak ahead for the rest of the week, things remain rather tropical and warm, so our rain chances will continue, especially in southern areas. The heat will try to build back over us this weekend. Also, I'm tracking a strong tropical wave south of Cuba that may move into the Gulf later this week.
Much more on the forecast and the tropics coming up on the WLBT 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, and 6pm reports.
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