From the Vipir 7 Storm Center

Weather Update - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

Today our weather certainly was warmer-than-average for the start of the month of October, but November-like temperatures are on tap for Saturday with most areas staying below 70ºF even during the afternoon. Severe weather potential for Thursday is one of the main things to watch in this forecast!

Overnight, skies will be mainly clear but southerly winds at the surface will usher in temperatures that are nearly 15ºF above average! Overnight lows will only be in the mid and upper 60s. Tomorrow, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy but clouds will break for periods of sunshine throughout the day. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 80s again for a fifth day in a row!

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the late morning and afternoon hours across West Tennessee. Particularly during the afternoon, some of these storms could become severe bringing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain. However, this activity will be scattered and should only be localized to a few areas. After a lull in the thunderstorm activity taking place between sunset and midnight, another round of storms will move across the Mid-South. These storms will be much more widespread and will likely result in more areas getting wet. With these storms occurring after daylight hours, the threat for severe weather will be diminished, but some storms training over the same areas could produce localized flooding issues and may even result in strong winds.

By late Friday morning, a few showers could linger in the region but there will not be a threat for severe weather at that time and we should be dry and clearer after noon. Temperatures will continue to get cooler with us ultimately dropping down to the low and mid 40s on Saturday morning and not get above 70ºF in the afternoon!

Enjoy your evening, and make sure to stay tuned for the latest updates to the forecast!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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