Quite close to Thursday evening but storms will return in greater numbers for Friday.

Meteorologist Alan Matthew has a 6 pm update on your forecast.

Posted: Thu Aug 16 17:09:06 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Aug 16 17:14:58 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Quite close to Thursday evening but storms will return in greater numbers for Friday.

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as the evening gets underway scattered to widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain present across portions of our area. an isolated storm or two (mainly northwest of the natchez trace parkway) could be on the strong to severe side. the main threats will be damaging wind, torrential rain, and frequent lightning. storms should dissipate around or within an hour or two after sunset, leaving us partly cloudy and mild overnight. meanwhile, temperatures for those who have not managed to see any rainfall during the afternoon will fall out of the lower 90s and will take a few hours to decline into the upper 70s before midnight. those fortunate enough to pick up on some rainfall will have a head start falling into the middle and lower 70s overnight. a few isolated showers and storms may try to re-develop sometime during the night and thus a slight chance for rain will remain in the forecast overnight. it is possible that we begin our friday with a few isolated storms as well. these should be a bit weaker. but as we head into friday afternoon, there is still some potential for additional strong to severe storms, similar to the ones that have been present across our area today. the areas most likely to be impacted friday will be along and north of us 82. this potential for some storms around our area will continue even into the late evening and overnight. we'll continue these enhanced chances of showers and storms into saturday. as we do, temperatures will be a little cooler each day. highs on friday only reach about 90 while saturday and sunday appear to bring highs in the upper 80s. sunday's rain chances may subside some, but not by much. a few may even linger into monday as well. highs will still be in the upper 80s. but after this series of storms, we should begin to dry out by mid-week. in fact, not only should we dry out and see more sunshine. there's also some potential for much cooler temperatures with less humidity. by wednesday morning, we could see temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s followed by highs in the mid-80s. we'll keep our fingers crossed, as this forecast could change. so don't get your hopes up just
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