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Friday weather rundown 9-1-17: great weather to practice disaster readiness

Courtesy of National Weather Service Atlantic Ops.

The bulk of Harvey’s presence finally wheeling off to the north, leaving Mississippians a clear weekend to clean up the damage done by strong winds and popup tornadoes that formed this week.

As the storm leaves, temperatures around the state will top out in the upper 80s this weekend, with overnight lows dipping into the 60s and 70s.

Still, looking ahead, there’s more worry coming in the form of Tropical Storm Irma, which has developed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to become a major hurricane before reaching the Caribbean around the middle of next week.

While it’s too early to say whether or not Irma will plow into the Gulf, it’s not too early to get your disaster kit ready. In fact, it’s the perfect time: have an escape plan and practice it with your entire family to make sure everyone knows their role. have water, non-perishable food and flashlights with extra batteries in your kit, as well as a weather radio to keep yourself aware of severe weather.

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