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Cooler temperatures to temporarily halt heat wave in Mississippi

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As Mississippi continues to get scorched by extreme heat, residents will soon get a much-needed break with a cold front set to move in mid-week.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the entire state will see cooler temperatures beginning Tuesday.

“There’s an upper trough that’s going to move across the eastern part of the country and bring a cold front across our area,” Daniel Lamb of NWS Jackson said. “Of course, when we’re talking about cold fronts in August, it’s not like when we’re talking about cold fronts in the spring and winter in terms of change. But compared to what we’ve been going through, with triple digits day after day, the middle of this week is going to be bliss.”

From Tuesday through Thursday, lows across the state will be in the mid-60s with highs in the low to mid-90s. The drastic change in temperature comes after weeks of triple-digit temperatures and calendar day heat records in portions of the state.

However, Lamb warned that the extreme heat is not over quite yet.

“We’re still very much in the thick of things,” he said. “Even as we head into the end of this week, the temperatures will begin to pick back up.”

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