Very hot out there this afternoon! The heat index is in the low 100s across the region. A few afternoon storms are starting to pop up and cool things down, especially across area South of Jackson.
Tonight skies will be partly cloudy and lows will be relatively warm in the mid 70s. Tomorrow our rain coverage will turn more scattered and our highs will be hot, but not as hot as they could be, in the low to mid 90s.
This weekend will be very wet as deeper total moisture pushes into the region. Rain chances Saturday & Sunday are up to 70%. Next week’s forecast is not currently hinting at more intense summer heat…overall, temperatures, if anything, should be near average for mid-late August.
Subtropical Storm Ernesto has become our 5th named storm of the season in the Atlantic as of today. It is not a very impressive storm with peak sustained winds of 40 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1008 millibars. It will curve out to sea, just as Chris and Debby have both done, and not pose any threat to land.