Wind: 5 MPH
Humidity: 73 %
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From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014 8 PM CDT UPDATE
The heat advisory for the entire viewing area has been cancelled. Temperatures are starting to cool off over the area with a few scattered showers popping up here or there. A weak line of storms has just formed withing the last hour or so across Fulton and Calloway counties in Kentucky just around the Murray area. We will continue to watch this line as it pushes south to see if it reaches severe limits.
Our severe weather threat though has dwindled quite a bit across the area. The atmosphere remains capped limiting any growth of those pop up showers over the area. Cloud cover has also helped us out today. The cold front is not to far away so you should notice a difference in those temperatures by the midnight and early morning hours of your Monday.
Refreshing temperatures and humidity values will continue to be the theme this week.
Have a great night!
SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014 4:30 PM CDT UPDATE
A Heat Advisory remain in effect for southern portions of West Tennessee and northern portions of Mississippi until 6 PM CDT Sunday for heat indices exceeding 104-107 degrees +. Counties include Hardeman, Hardin, Chester, Fayette, Shelby, and McNairy counties in Tennessee and Tippah, Alcorn, Benton, ,Marshall, and Tishamingo counties in northern Mississippi. Drink plenty of water, check on those elderly friends, family, and neighbors, and don't forget about the pets.
So far the hottest day this year in many locations across West Tennessee with many areas reaching the low to mid 90s and heat indices in the triple digits. The hot air continues across the area at this hour but we are beginning to see some changes.
Clouds have increased over the area in the low and mid levels of our atmosphere which has put a capping mechanism over our region. Yesterday we mentioned the chance for severe weather over the region well now that capping mechanism has diminished that threat of severe weather over the region. The cap eliminated showers and thunderstorms from growing so this is definitely good news for West Tennessee.
Showers are starting to break out over portions of the area bu the cap over the region combined with cloud cover is starting to limit any thunderstorm threat. There still is the potential for a scattered thunderstorm here or there this evening, some of which could reach severe limits based upon all of the sticky and steamy conditions that still exist over the region. Storms could produce vivid lightning, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.
Timing on any storms still looks to be between the 5 PM TO 10 PM hour as the front pulls through the area. Drier conditions will settle in after midnight with a few residual clouds left over by the Monday morning commute.
Monday and Tuesday will feel more like Spring around here with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Nighttime lows will dip into the upper 50s and may even shatter a few records by the time we get into Wednesday morning. This next cool blast should put us over that hump of the "Coolest July on Record" here in Jackson but we will have to wait and see.
Refreshing weather and plentiful sunshine continue right through Friday with temps in the mid to upper 80s. Rain chances return toward the end of the weekend.
Keep it here to WBBJ-TV for the latest weather information and timing on tonight's slight risk for severe weather. You can follows on tv, online, or through our free mobile app which is available through both the GooglePlay and Apple store. Don't forget to send us those viewer photos of the weather in your neighborhood just remember to take them when it is safe to do so.
Here are some basic heat safety tips:
> Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
> Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
> Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids.
> Take frequent breaks preferably in air-conditioned places.
> Don't get too much sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.ch sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
Speaking of July temperatures: through yesterday the average temperature this month in Jackson has been 74.1º. That is 5.7º below average. The record coolest July was back in 2009 when the average temperature was 75.6º. With a return to below average temperatures next week, we will likely break the record.
Stay Cool and stay safe this evening!
Erik Taylor - StormTeam 7 Meteorologist
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