Tracking rain, storms, and heat to end the week

Tracking rain, storms, and heat to end the week
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Few showers and storms will linger into the afternoon and evening today. We are tracking more rain and storms for Friday, then heat and humidity for the weekend and into next week.

Few rain and storms are possible through the afternoon and evening today. Rain has taken a big bite out of the temperatures, with afternoon highs expected to warm only into the middle 80s for areas that saw the rain, and near 90 for locations who stayed dry this morning. A few showers are possible this evening into the overnight, with mostly cloudy skies prevailing along with southeast winds around 5 mph and lows dipping into the upper to middle 70s.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Rain: 30%. Winds: Southeast around 5 mph. Low: 76.

TOMORROW: Cloudy. Rain: 40%. Winds: Southeast around 5 mph. High: 87.

FRIDAY: We are tracking the potential for more showers and storms moving into the Mid-South late morning tomorrow and lasting through the afternoon hours. The rain will drop temperatures into the upper 80s on Friday, but we will keep with the muggy factor. We should start to dry out by Friday night and lows will stay mild in the middle 70s.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: A few afternoon pop-up shower or storms are possible over the weekend, but rain will be very hit or miss. It will remain hot and humid this weekend, with afternoon highs in the lower 90s with heat index values approaching 110+. Overnight lows will stay in the middle to upper 70s this weekend.

NEXT WEEK: We will remain hot next week with afternoon highs in the lower to middle 90s and heat index values over 105. We likely won’t see much rain to start the week ahead, but a stray afternoon shower or storm is still possible due to the heat and humidity in place. A boundary will try to push through the region for mid-to-late week, increasing our rain chances and causing temperatures to cool back near seasonal average. Keep it with the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team for the latest.

Nick Gunter

Meteorologist

WMC Action News 5

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