Widespread Summer Heat; Enhanced Severe Weather

A large ridge of high pressure continues to deliver summer heat w/ humidity in several sections of the country. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect across the Desert Southwest, south-central Plains, Mid to Lower Mississippi Valley and a small part of the Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, an enhanced risk of organized severe thunderstorms is possible from Iowa to Illinois and Indiana. Read More >

Current conditions at

Jackson, Jackson International Airport (KJAN)

Lat: 32.32°NLon: 90.08°WElev: 344ft.

Mostly Cloudy

71°F

22°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 20 Aug 4:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgeland MS

Heat Advisory August 20, 11:00am until August 20, 08:00pm
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Heat Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgeland MS
 32.42°N 90.14°W
5:16 am CDT Aug 20, 2019
5am CDT Aug 20, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 26, 2019
 
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