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Current Observation: Tupelo


Scattered Clouds
Feels Like: 100°
H: 95° L: 74°
Wind: S at 7
Pressure: 29.95
Dewpoint: 76°
Humidity: 65%
Sunrise: 05:57:29 am
Sunset: 08:05:02 pm


Weather Authority Forecast

Severe Weather Authority Forecast

We begin our Friday with mostly clear skies and a few isolated showers. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s. Through the day, we'll stay mostly sunny with only a very slim chance of seeing any storms. This will give the atmosphere plenty of time to heat up. Highs climb into the mid to upper 90s. And with all this humidity in place, heat index values will be well into the 100s, perhaps even reaching 115 in spots. This may make today one of the hottest days so far this year, if not the hottest. Then later tonight, likely later in the evening into the overnight, a complex of strong to severe storms will roll out of West Tennessee. These storms have the potential to bring strong, damaging winds, hail, torrential rain and frequent lightning. And in this case, unlike most summertime cases, we do have the potential for an isolated tornado. 

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Early this afternoon a few strong thunderstorms are pushing east through western Tennessee. These storms will continue moving eastward riding along the Tennessee Mississippi state line. They have at times shown some signs of slight rotation. Storms are not anticipated to produce tornadoes, but the enhance structure that a few have could mean an isolated severe thunderstorm is not an impossibility. The main reason for any such warning would be storms capability to produce hail and some gusty winds. In addition to the potential for some hail, these storms are producing heavy rainfall and copious amounts of lightning. These storms should lose some of their vigor as they move further to the east where ingredients are a bit less-favorable. 
For the rest of today we will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Through the day, we'll climb into the mid and upper 70s. A few more isolated showers or storms are possible, especially into the late afternoon and evening. Rain chances will be around 30 percent. 
We'll see an increased chance of showers and storms into Tuesday morning as our frontal boundary makes a bit more progress to the south. Temperatures begin in the upper 60s. And showers and storms should continue through the midday and afternoon, even though they'll still be only hit-or-miss. Temperatures should climb into the lower 70s. Rain chances will be around 40 percent. 
Wednesday and Beyond:
The 40 percent rain chances linger into your Wednesday as our frontal boundary slowly passes through our southern counties. Temperatures will be a bit cooler in the morning since we'll be mostly on the northern end of the front. Most begin in the lower 50s, warming into the lower 60s by the afternoon. Showers will gradually diminish some into the afternoon as cooler, drier air tries to push southward. 
We'll slowly clear out into Thursday morning. But clouds should still linger to some degree into Thursday. Morning temperatures will be in the mid-40s. Then in the afternoon, we'll climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Rain chances are not expected for Thursday. 
We'll remain dry into Friday as well with morning temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Through the day, we'll see sunshine. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s once again. By the weekend, highs return to the mid and upper 60s with morning lows in the 40s and 50s. Rain chances return to some degree by Sunda

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