SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Temperatures are expected to trend warmer for much of the Southeast this weekend into next week.
On Friday, parts of the country heated to near 100° across the Southwest. That heat up was due in part to an upper ridge of high pressure building across the central U.S. That upper ridge weather pattern is expected to meander eastward this weekend, spreading the extra warmth our way.
An upper ridge typically promotes sinking air below it. And sinking air across a region generally causes warmer temperatures.
South Mississippi's normal high temperatures for late April are in the upper 70s. Friday's forecast calls for this weekend's high temperatures to warm to near 80° into the lower 80s.
And by the middle of next week, even warmer weather takes over: highs could reach the low to mid 80s.
"South Mississippi's daytime temperatures have been cooler than normal so far this month," commented WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "This late April warming trend could help us to end the month closer to normal, temperature-wise."
The WLOX First Alert Weather Team will inform you of South Mississippi's temperature forecast on-air, online, and on social media sites like Facebook & Twitter.