Hot and dry July so far, headed for more heat - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Hot and dry July so far, headed for more heat

A heat wave is expected during the upcoming week as a high pressure ridge takes over the Plains and South. A heat wave is expected during the upcoming week as a high pressure ridge takes over the Plains and South.
As we get closer to the heart of the summer season, the heat will crank up again across the South by midweek. As we get closer to the heart of the summer season, the heat will crank up again across the South by midweek.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

With the month halfway over, July so far has been hotter and drier than normal for much of South Mississippi.

In Biloxi, we've received less than a half-inch of rain so far this month. That is only about six percent of July's normal total rainfall. 

"We only have about two weeks to make up over 90 percent of this month's rainfall to be close to normal," WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams pointed out. "And a less rainy pattern could be setting up for the upcoming week thanks to an expected high pressure ridge across the Plains and South."

Forecasters say that high pressure is expected to cause a heat wave during the upcoming week, sending afternoon temperatures into the mid 90s across parts of South Mississippi.

"And with the first half of the month already warmer than normal, any incoming heat wave will only add to our summer sizzle," said Williams.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • WLOX First Alert Weather BlogsMore>>

  • Tornadoes barely missed South Mississippi on Sunday

    Tornadoes barely missed South Mississippi on Sunday

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:47:36 GMT
    Several twisters were reported on Sunday April 22, 2018 across the central Gulf Coast region. This was one from southeast Louisiana near Galliano.Several twisters were reported on Sunday April 22, 2018 across the central Gulf Coast region. This was one from southeast Louisiana near Galliano.

    Sunday was soggy in South Mississippi. Numerous showers dumped about an inch of rainfall in the area and tornadoes were reported across our region.

    More >>

    Sunday was soggy in South Mississippi. Numerous showers dumped about an inch of rainfall in the area and tornadoes were reported across our region.

    More >>
  • It'll be a soggy Sunday across the coast

    It'll be a soggy Sunday across the coast

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:29:55 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

    More >>

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

    More >>
  • The April night and morning sky

    The April night and morning sky

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:47:53 GMT

    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

    More >>

    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly