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Jackson, MS
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We're tracking what is now Tropical Depression Harvey in the SW Gulf of Mexico. Some strengthening is expected over the next 48 to 72 hours and Harvey will likely become a tropical storm before Friday. The exact track remains in question, but confidence is increasing that Harvey will move into... Continue reading
Moisture is increasing, leading to a better opportunity for rain ans storms... Hot and steamy this afternoon with highs in the middle 90s and heat indices over 100. Pop-up showers and storms develop during the heat of the day; the chance for rain at any given location is low, but... Continue reading
The eclipse is over, but hot, steamy weather continues... For the remainder of this afternoon and evening, partially cloudy along with a few spotty showers or storms. Temperatures dip into the 80s after sunset. Another hot day Tuesday; temperatures reach the middle 90s with heat indices over 100. Once again,... Continue reading
Heat continues!... The heat advisory has been extended through this afternoon due to temperatures in the middle 90s and heat indices over 105 at times. Otherwise, more sun than clouds along with a few widely spaced afternoon storms. Very similar weather for Monday, including the eclipse; once again, hot with... Continue reading
A hot and steamy weekend... Temperatures soar to the middle 90s this afternoon with heat indices over 105 at times. A heat advisory has been issued for the western half of Mississippi through this afternoon. Otherwise, a mix of sun and clouds along with a few afternoon and evening pop... Continue reading
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TONIGHT: Most of the showers and storms this evening will lose their steam past sunset – temperatures will drop to the middle and upper 70s by morning. With a front nearby, we'll keep mention of a few morning showers around the I-20 corridor. FRIDAY: Morning clouds will break for afternoon... Continue reading
No major changes in our weather pattern through the weekend... Hit and miss storms continue for the remainder of this afternoon, then will weaken by sunset. Storms aren't severe, but are producing gusty wind, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. For Thursday, a mix of sun and clouds, hot & steamy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
August heat is cranking up.... A bit hotter over the coming days with highs in the low to middle 90s into the weekend; due to the humidity, heat index values will reach 105+ at times. Scattered afternoon storms develop each day, although the coverage will decrease slightly through Thursday, followed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
Hot and steamy this week along with occasional storms... A band of rain with embedded storms is moving through North Mississippi early this afternoon. Some flash flooding is possible north of Highway 82. Additional scattered storms develop in Central and South Mississippi throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Storms... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
Clouds are increasing this morning ahead of a disturbance moving slowly through Arkansas where rain and storms are ongoing. The disturbance will weaken, but will be enough to kick off hit and miss showers and a few storms across Central and South Mississippi later this morning and afternoon. Heavier storms... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
Unsettled and muggy weather rolls along... No real change over the coming days; expect warm, humid conditions along with hit and miss storms. For this weekend, warming to near 90 both afternoons; scattered storms develop with the potential for heavy rain and isolated areas of flash flooding. Otherwise, more clouds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
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REST OF FRIDAY: Warm and muggy to round out out your work week around central Mississ ippi. Expect sun peeks amid variably cloudy skies – highs will top out in the upper 80s; heat indices running close to 100°. Scattered downpours could cause localized flooding and a few of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
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REST OF THURSDAY: Scattered to numerous downpours will continue to be on the menu through the remainder of today. Localized flooding is a concern again, with any slow-moving storm. Highs will generally top out in the 80s. Storm chances will diminish overnight, though we'll maintain a chance with lows in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
A flash flood watch continues for Central Mississippi until 7pm today... Storms producing heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding are moving across Central and South Mississippi. Storms decrease in coverage tonight, then refire during the day Thursday. Due to the clouds and rain, temperatures hold in the 80s.... Continue reading
Another wet August day in Mississippi. Rain continues this afternoon; it will be heavy at times into the evening including the potential for flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Central Mississippi (counties along and north of I-20 until 7PM Wednesday. No real change in this pattern... Continue reading
Active weather continues this week... Warm and unsettled throughout this week and likely into the weekend; expect hit and miss storms on a daily basis. Storms will be capable of producing gusty wind, frequent lightning, and heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding. Due to the clouds and storms,... Continue reading
Clouds increase today as the pattern becomes more unsettled. Scattered storms develop this afternoon. While it won't rain all day, any storm that fires up will be capable of producing gusty wind, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Highs reach the upper 80s. No real change in the pattern through next... Continue reading
An unsettled weather pattern ahead... For today, a mix of sun and clouds along with a few isolated storms. Any storm that develops will be capable of producing heavy rain and frequent lightning. Highs warm to the upper 80s and low 90s. Storms increase in coverage Sunday; it will not... Continue reading
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REST OF FRIDAY: A frontal boundary will approach the area from the north bringing higher chances for scattered storms around the region. Better chances will likely occur during the latter part of the day as the front settles over the area. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to... Continue reading
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\ REST OF THURSDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds amid the chance for a few scattered storms through the afternoon hours. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90. Most of the showers and storms will diminish overnight, lows will fall to the lower... Continue reading
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\ REST OF THURSDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds amid the chance for a few scattered storms through the afternoon hours. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90. Most of the showers and storms will diminish overnight, lows will fall to the lower... Continue reading
A mix of sun and clouds today as temperatures hold in the upper 80s; not bad for early August! A spotty shower is possible this evening, but most spots remain dry. Moisture returns over the second half of this week, leading to higher humidity and a return of showers and... Continue reading
Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is located near Tampa this afternoon. Emily will not impact Mississippi or the Northern Gulf Coast. The system will continue moving across the Florida Peninsula, then into the Atlantic. Around here, dry through midweek with temperatures in the upper... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
Very pleasant this morning thanks to drier and slightly cooler air arriving behind a cold front! Temperatures are starting out in the 60s at many locations, which is below our average low of 72. Remaining below average this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s, and with the lower humidity,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog
Thunderstorms are moving through Central and South Mississippi this morning in advance of a cold front. Storms will be capable of producing gusty wind, frequent lightning, and heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding. The main coverage of storms will decrease by lunch time, but expect some additional scattered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at MS News Now, First Alert Weather Blog