Barry impacts Mid-South by late weekend

Temperatures will remain in the 80s to near 90 through sunset. The heat index will be around 100. A pop-up shower or storm is possible, mainly in north Mississippi. It will be partly cloudy and warm tonight with lows in the mid 70s.

WARM AND WINDY WEEKEND: The weekend will be steamy with highs in the 80s to near 90 Saturday and only low to mid 80s Sunday. The first band of showers from Barry will move in from the south Saturday, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Highest chance of rain Saturday will be in north Mississippi. A few passing downpours or storms are possible into Saturday night as Barry moves through Louisiana and Mississippi. Sunday looks windy with gusts to 25 mph. A passing shower or storm is possible Sunday but more numerous showers and storms arrive late Sunday night.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: Scattered showers and storms are possible Monday and Tuesday. The tornado and flood threat continues Monday, especially for eastern Arkansas. The system should weaken and move northeast by Wednesday leaving us in a steamy and hot air mass late next week. The exact track of this system is still subject to change. We will post updates as new forecast data comes in, so check back.

Spencer Denton

WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist

First Alert Storm Tracking Team

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