Summer Takes A Hike, Briefly

We’ve got some cooler weather in this forecast, along with a dry spell. This pattern will certainly give the Mid-South an early fall taste that many will enjoy, before temperatures start to return to a summer style this coming weekend.

Summer is taking a hike for the next few days, giving a taste of fall-like weather for the Mid-South

Tuesday and Tuesday Night

Thanks to yesterday’s cold front that brought a decent amount of storms through the Mid-South, temperatures today will be pleasantly cool. In the wake of the front, moisture wrapping around low pressure to our north will help with the production of clouds that should help limit the amount of sunshine we get, so temperatures for this afternoon are forecasted to only top off around 83 with humidity in the “tolerable” range.

Tuesday night, skies clear out meaning that there will be a combo of both less humid air and no clouds to hold in heat, equaling a crisp, fall-ish night/morning for Wednesday. Temperatures dip into the upper 60s for the city, but rural areas could be cooler in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Through Friday Night

Wednesday through Friday, the forecast remains dry as a high pressure system gradually traverses from the plains, to the Ohio Valley, and eventually for the weekend moving to the Atlantic coast. Until it reaches the coast, that high will help keep flow from the north/northeast, keeping cooler/less humid air in place. Look for highs to be in the mid 80s for Wednesday and Thursday, eventually climbing back to near 90 for Friday. Nighttime conditions, likewise, remain cooler with less moisture in the air: lows will be in the mid to upper 60s each night. Skies Wednesday could still see a few clouds, but Thursday and Friday will both see a good amount of sunshine.

The Weekend

All good things must come to an end, and that is the case for the weekend. Flow starts to return from the south starting Saturday. That means we will start to see our humidity slowly start to climb back up, along with our lows creeping back into the 70s. Saturday remains dry with a high in the lower 90s when our humidity first starts to increase. Skies remain partly cloudy through the day and into Saturday night when temperatures only drop to the low 70s.

Humidity continues to increase for Sunday, providing enough moisture to work with day-time heating and provide the chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Despite a high only in the low 90s, heat indices by this point will be back near the triple figures. Skies remain party cloudy. Sunday night, look for lows to return back to the routine: mid 70s

Next Work Week

The start of next work week will be very similar to Sunday’s forecast. Look for humid conditions to remain, meaning summer is back and in full swing. Temps in the afternoons top in the lower 90s as heat indices approach the triple figures. Skies remain partly cloudy with the opportunity of a select few catching an isolated shower while most remain dry. At night, plan on a few clouds hanging around as temps struggle to drop with lows each night only in the mid 70s.

Reggie Roakes
MWN Meteorologist

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