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Contributor: Kara James
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Updated: 7/08 9:17 am
Good morning! A few showers are pushing southeast from a diminishing thunderstorm complex but should be completely gone by 10 AM. Otherwise we're warm and humid now, set for a hot and humid day. Our high will be 92° with a heat index of 95°! Other than these few showers this morning we won't see much by way of rain or thunderstorms until later this afternoon and evening as an incoming cold front moves closer.

Thunderstorms will probably start in the early evening, but could form earlier on in the day if there is enough lift at the surface. These will likely contain gusty winds of 45+ mph and small hail, but there is enough energy in the atmosphere for 60+ mph winds and 1" hail, either of which would make a storm a severe thunderstorm. Lightning and heavy rain will be additional hazards. 

The front is going to move very slowly from the Tennessee state line this evening to the Golden Triangle area early tomorrow morning, and along the frontal zone will be where the strongest storms are located. The front will then stall out, bringing more rain and thunderstorms our way tomorrow, tomorrow night, and Thursday morning. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible throughout that time period. Temps will be a little cooler (mid 80's) tomorrow and Thursday from cloud cover. The front won't do much when it does vacate late Thursday, but we'll have a small decrease in humidity for a few days, enough to bring morning temps back to the upper 60's Friday and Saturday mornings. Highs will return to the low to mid 90's this weekend.

Another cold front and upper trough approaching Monday looks to bring more rain and thunderstorms early next week.

Have a great day!
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