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Less humid air on the way

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Temperatures have backed off just enough to preclude the need for Heat Advisories this weekend. It looks like in addition to somewhat cooler weather, some drier air will finally move in. It may actually feel almost refreshing by early in the work week!

Temperatures will warm into the mid and upper 90s this afternoon, with heat indices in the lower 100s. I expect isolated to scattered thunderstorms to develop by late afternoon and continue through at least mid-evening. A couple of storms may be strong and produce gusty winds, heavy rain and lightning.

A weak cold front will move through on Sunday. Drier air will begin to move in across northern areas, with the muggies sticking around for the southern part of the state. South Mississippi also has a slight chance for storms Sunday afternoon.

By Monday, south Mississippi will also get a taste of the drier air.

We're now in mid-August and the tropics are getting a little interesting. First, Tropical Storm Franklin is in the northern Atlantic, headed away from the United States and poses no threat to land. There are several tropical waves I'm watching across the central and southern Atlantic. Most data suggests these will re-curve out to sea, with the exception of the southern-most wave that could end up in the Caribbean in 10-14 days.

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