From the Vipir 7 Storm Center

Weather Update - 5:00 p.m. Thursday

The partial solar eclipse is unfortunately shrouded by cloud cover across West Tennessee as we feared might occur. The clouds are thin enough to allow some of the sunlight to shine through though. It'll be interesting to see how this looks on our live cameras on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News at 5 and 5:30! Hopefully the next solar eclipse will match with better viewing conditions, but that won't be for another 3 years! A weak disturbance in the upper atmosphere has brought moisture overhead to result in our currently cloudy skies but we will clear out again soon!

Tonight, cloudy skies will gradually become clearer, but temperatures will still be quite cool overnight with our lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. Clearer skies will develop throughout Friday morning, and with high pressure building back over the region, temperatures will warm up into the upper 60s and low 70s tomorrow. Ultimately, skies should be clear for high school football games Friday night along with any other outdoor activities you may have planned.

Over the weekend, our weather will be rather warm for October with high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Dry weather will continue with high pressure staying in place resulting in mostly clear skies both Saturday and Sunday. The next cold front to return the wet weather to West Tennessee may arrive as early as Tuesday afternoon and continue rain chances into Wednesday night.

Enjoy your evening!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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