Our first round of rainfall moved through the ArkLaMiss this morning, with more likely headed our way over the next several days as a cold front moves into the region.
For Thursday, southerly winds aloft combined with highs near 90° will likely result in our typical, summertime, pop-up storms in the afternoon. By Friday, our cold front provides slightly better focus and organization to our rain chances as we move into the weekend.
The front is expected to stall across the Lower Mississippi Valley for most of the weekend, bringing waves of scattered showers and storms to much of the ArkLaMiss. Additional disturbances could yield more rain through the first half of next week. In all, rain totals will likely stay below 2″ for most of our area. It should also be noted that the rain will remain scattered, meaning rain totals will vary and some areas will receive more rain than others.
Regardless, added clouds and the subsequent rain chances will keep temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s for highs through the first half of next week. Morning lows will stay in the low 70s, with some upper 60s possible in rain-cooled areas.