Rain chances build this weekend

High pressure continues to keep us dry, hot and humid across the Mid-South. Again, we will soar close to 90 degrees with partly to mostly sunny skies.

Afternoon highs have soared into the upper 80s today with partly to mostly sunny skies and southwest winds around 10 to 15 mph. Tonight skies remain mostly clear with lows in the upper 60s and southwest winds remaining around 10 mph. The heat and humidity look to stick around as we start the weekend.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Winds: Southwest around 10 mph. Low: 68.

TOMORROW: Mostly clear. Winds: South around 5 to 10 mph. High: 89.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Saturday is looking partly cloudy with afternoon highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and overnight lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. A pop up shower will be possible on Saturday afternoon and evening, but most locations will remain dry during the day. Sunday will be cooler due to rain and storms. Scattered storms will be possible throughout the day on Sunday as our next system slides across the region. A few storms could include small hail, gusty winds and lightning. Rain will move out of the region by Sunday night and skies will become more partly cloudy. Highs will warm only into the lower 80s on Sunday with lows in the upper 60s.

NEXT WEEK: Pop-up showers and storms will be possible each afternoon Monday through Wednesday of next week. Highs will stay in the middle to upper 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Looks like this summertime pattern will continue as we move through middle to late-May.

Nick Gunter

Meteorologist

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