6/7 – Night Rob’s “Heat To Peak Late-Week” Tuesday Night Forecast

Bay St Louis and Moss Point led the way earlier this afternoon with a heat index (real-feel temperature) of just over 100 degrees…and they’re going to get hotter. In short, hello summer. High-pressure over the northeast gulf has an extension into Texas. As such, frontal boundaries and storms are staying to the north of us through Wednesday, as sinking air suppresses attempts at convection and it will be quite hot. We can’t rule out some isolated storms but chances are slim. Afternoon temps through Saturday will be low/mid 90s, with overnights remaining elevated in the upper 70s. 

Real-feel temps will reach up to 105 by Thursday away from the coast and in the area around Pascagoula. Although this is short of advisory criteria, it’ll likely be the hottest air of the season thus far, so exercise caution with the heat, especially Wednesday through Friday. The high pressure area keeping us dry will lose some of its grip by Thursday as a frontal boundary to our north drifts toward the coast. A few disturbances training along it will bring the first legit chance of storms on Thursday and Friday, with better chances Saturday as the front struggles to move through. There’s much doubt if it’ll get through and into the gulf, with the more likely scenario being that it stalls, washes out, and dries us briefly on Sunday with little or no relief from the heat. Most indications are that we stay hot at least into early next week.

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