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From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
WEATHER UPDATE: 5:45 PM CDT SAT OCT 25, 2014
High pressure which means great weather continues to dominate West Tennessee with near record breaking temperatures. Today here in Jackson we have made it to a high of 81 degrees 2 degrees off the old record of 83 degrees that was set back in 2000 and 2004. The mild conditions look to stick with us overnight tonight although a weak backdoor cold front will push through the area giving us a bit of a break humidity wise.
Skies should remain clear to mostly clear overnight despite the frontal passage. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s with a few upper 50s along southern portions of the Mississippi River Valley. Don't forget to look up as the International Space Station will be cruising through the skies this evening for 4 minutes between 7:26 PM to 7:30 PM. Patchy fog will be an issue once again after midnight due to the increased moisture at the surface especially in the river valley regions.
Sunday and Monday are both shaping up to be record breaking days in the temperature departments. Highs will be in the low to middle 80s for Sunday with upper 80s and maybe even nearing 90 degrees by Monday. This is all thanks to our ridge of high pressure and strong southwesterly winds pumping warm tropical air off the Gulf of Mexico. Records in jeopardy are 87 degrees back in 2004 on October 26th and 85 degrees from back in 1950 on October 27th which is the likely of the two to be broken. Even lows at night will be on the mild side of things in the low to middle 60s.
Tuesday will be our transition day as a cold frontal boundary quickly arrives producing numerous showers and thunderstorms through the late morning into the afternoon hours. The front will bring cooler temperatures into the mid 70s and upper 60s by Wednesday. Rain chances due look to continue through Wednesday as the front sags south of the area.
Even cooler weather though arrives by late week with two additional air-masses moving out of Canada. It will seem as if "Mother Nature" will have played a ghoulish trick of her own fast forwarding the calendar to where it feels more like winter. Highs will struggle to get out of the low to middle 60s by Thursday into Halloween with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Next weekend looks even worse with highs only making it to the upper 50s. So if you like the warmth enjoy it while it last since Fall and Winter like temperatures will be rushing back to West Tennessee.
Have a great night and enjoy this wonderful weather!
Erik Taylor - StormTeam 7 Meteorologist
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