It’s Summer in Mississippi and it’s Gonna Get Hot; Possible Storms Sunday

By Alyssa Schnugg

News editor

After a bit of a break from high temperatures and storms this week, both return to Lafayette County and the Mid-South this weekend.

Today will be sunny with a high around 87 degrees and a low near 68 tonight, under mostly clear skies.

Saturday will also be full of sunshine with the high creeping back up over 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected to move into the area Sunday morning with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. When the skies are clear, the temperature is expected to hit 93 degrees; however, the humidity could cause the heat index to make it feel closer to 101 degrees. Winds should be around 10 to 15 mph with slightly higher gusts during thunderstorms.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain Sunday night with the low around 72 degrees with a 10-15 mph breeze.

Looking ahead into next week, there is a slight chance of thunderstorms on Monday afternoon.

Otherwise, plenty of sunshine is forecasted for the rest of the week and the highs could reach into the upper-90s by midweek, according to the NWS.

Hotty Toddy News will post a full upcoming week’s forecast on Monday.

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