JULIA'S FORECAST: Heat, oppressive mugginess, and possible sever - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JULIA'S FORECAST: Heat, oppressive mugginess, and possible severe storms

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -


Good morning! We've got some major weather changes in the very near future, all starting today.

The first thing you'll notice when you head out the door is the warmth and humidity. We have a potentially record warm morning on our hands. Mugginess levels are WAY up high! The humidity will feel oppressive throughout the day. Expect highs to reach the upper 80s and low 90s yet again.

Also on the map today is the chance for rain and storms. These will generally be spotty to scattered in nature through the afternoon. Winds will increase out of the SW, around 10-20 mph. 

The real action begins tonight. A potent cold front will tear through the region. We've been keeping a close eye on the timing of storm arrival, and right now it looks like storms will first arrive to the Delta, near or just after midnight. The Hinds/Rankin/Madison tri-county area could see strong storms during the early morning commute before the band of rain and thunder progresses eastward. Most will be clear by Friday afternoon.

The Delta has the greatest risk for severe thunderstorms, including gusty winds and a small threat for tornadoes. We can't rule out this action for the Jackson metro area, but the threat becomes less as storms move eastward and away from the Delta.

Following the rain and storms, temperatures and humidity will plummet. Expect a cool Friday night with temperatures falling to the low 50s by early Saturday morning. Saturday will be sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 70s.

Julia Weiden
Morning Meteorologist
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