Dryer, hotter times ahead?

Dryer, hotter times ahead?

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - With so much rainy weather this summer, we're looking for any hint of a pattern change that might bring south Mississippi some dryer weather. Keep in mind, it is July and that means rain chances are rarely zero this time of the year.

However, there are some indications that as we head towards the middle of this week, the upper air pattern will allow for an area of high pressure to build into the region. This will help suppress rain chances but not completely turn them off.  Latest trends are hinting at a slight drop in rain chances by Wednesday and Thursday, but a quick moving upper level disturbance coming in from the east over the Gulf will bring a slightly higher chance for afternoon storms on Friday.

Finally, by the weekend, model guidance is suggesting the area of high pressure becomes a little stronger and centers itself over south Mississippi, lowering rain chances. Unfortunately, when you lower one thing, something must rise and that will be the temperatures.

Get ready for summer heat! 

Eric Jeansonne
WLOX Meteorologist 

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