Rude 100 & KATIA Eastcoast Bound??? - - Jackson, MS

Rude 100 & KATIA Eastcoast Bound???

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Clear, 100°

The streak of warmer than usual weather kicks back in again for today. Expect a high near 100 degrees, with winds from the east at 5-10 mph. Unlike yesterday's 'polite 98' today's 100 is getting back to the 'rude' category. Moisture will build again for today, pushing the heat index up to 105 or above this afternoon.

Tonight we'll cool off to the 60s, but back to near 100 again tomorrow. Our chances of rain continue to stay on the skids as well. Only a 20% chance is expected on Saturday. Sunday is a little better, we're looking for a 30% chance by Sunday.

But good news for next week, much cooler weather is expected! Monday and Tuesday will only reach to the upper 80s. And we'll have a 20-30% chance of rain on both days.

We're also keeping an eye on a storm forming in the Atlantic that could revisit the east coast. KATIA is now a tropical storm, expected to strengthen to hurricane strength in the next 24 hours. Katia is expected to get up to Category "3" strength curve toward the East coast. 

This morning's location was 13.9N  39.1W  maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and moving WNW at 21 mph. Next week we'll have a better handle on the strike zone in the U.S. Thus far it looks to be headed toward D.C. or New Jersey.

Paul Williams - First Alert Meteorologist

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