Get ready for hot summer temperaturesPublished 12:01am Tuesday, June 26, 2012
NATCHEZ — With Tropical Storm Debby cooling her jets a bit as she heads toward Florida’s Big Bend, the storm could slightly cool the Miss-Lou today and Wednesday.
But slightly doesn’t make much difference when the thermometer nears 100.
Alan Campbell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson, said Debby is not expected to really affect the weather in the area. He said, though, Miss-Lou residents may feel a little less humidity in the air and temperatures a couple of degrees cooler than Monday.
“It’s still going to be fairly humid outside, of course,” Campbell said. “But there may be a touch of drier air (today).”
Campbell said temperatures may fall from the upper 90s to mid-90s today and Wednesday.
“There will be a little relief, but we’re not expecting any type of shower,” he said.
Residents can expect some days later this summer to flirt with and even surpass 100 degrees per the norm in Mississippi.
“Typically, July and August is the hottest time of the year, and going into July, we’re about average for this time of year,” Campbell said.
It’s going to be a hot summer as usual, Campbell said, but residents should not expect to be any hotter than normal this summer.
“But, in general, we don’t have anything right now to indicate that we’re going to have a hotter-than-normal summer this year,” Campbell said.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi is 115 degrees in Holly Springs on July 29, 1930.