Your Saturday looks to be a typical hot and humid late Summer day for the Pine Belt.
We’ll see the usual pop-up gusty thunderstorms this afternoon. If you get caught under one of these, you could see torrential downpours and gusty winds. Otherwise, temperatures will rise to the mid 90′s and heat index readings will near 100-105 this afternoon.
The main weather story today though is what seems to be on the menu for tomorrow. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory beginning at 7am tomorrow morning. Heat index readings are expected to rise to near 110 for some areas in the Pine Belt. The oppressive humidity means plenty of moisture will be available for thunderstorm development tomorrow as a slow moving cold front moves in to south Mississippi. The chance for severe storms will stretch from I-20 south down to the coast. The main threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning.
With partly to mostly cloudy skies, tomorrow’s high temperatures will be in the upper 90′s.