These aren't the fronts we're looking for
You may notice slightly lower humidity through Friday morning thanks to a weak front, but it won’t last long.
Today and Tonight: Thursday Afternoon will be mostly sunny with high temperatures near 90 degrees. You might notice slightly lower humidity, but it certainly won’t feel cool. Overnight, skies will stay clear with lows around 70 degrees.
Up Next: Friday will feature a lot of sun as well but an isolated shower can’t be ruled out late in the day. Highs will again make it into the low 90s. By the weekend, better chances of rain and storms return to the forecast. It is always important to reiterate that with many venturing outdoors for college football season, be alert to lightning. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck and should head inside to be safe. A tailgate tent IS NOT an adequate shelter from lightning! Temperatures will be close to normal with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. Another front is expected to move through this weekend. Like last nights front, it will lower the humidity slightly, but it certainly won't usher in the fall weather we've been hoping for.
THE SCIENCE:Forecast Discussion: A weak front is crossing the area dry, just nudging dew points down by a few degrees. The front is dissipate over the region over the next few days but trailing northeasterly breezes will keep slightly drier air in place through Friday Morning. Additionally, an area of high pressure in the Southeastern United States will be responsible for keeping showers very isolated and afternoon skies mostly sunny as the week ends. On Saturday, a cold front stretching from the Great Lakes to the Midwest will begin to interact with some returning Gulf of Mexico moisture and allow rain chances to again increase during the afternoon hours. The main global forecast models are suggesting that enough action will be around that tailgaters and college football fans will need to keep at least one eye on radar as there may be some lightning around—having an enclosed building option nearby in case shelter from a storm is necessary. As the front stalls across the Mid-South on Sunday, the area will likely find scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. This front will then washout by early next week relaxing the afternoon shower coverage. Temperatures will be very close to seasonal averages through early next week.
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