From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
5:10 PM CDT SUN OCT 19, 2014 WEATHER UPDATE
A day of light jackets, sweatshirts, and maybe even a warm cup of apple cider here in West Tennessee as temperatures struggled to make it out of the low to middle 60s. Skies started out on a sunny and chilly note this morning with readings in the upper 30s and low 40s. Since then though high clouds have slowly increased across the area out ahead of our next cold frontal boundary.
Skies should remain mostly clear overnight tonight allowing lows once again to dip down into the upper 40s in the Mississippi River Valley to low 40s in the Tennessee River Valley. A few areas of patchy fog cannot be ruled out as humidity values increase just a bit over the area.
The front looks to come through dry on Monday with the only exception of some clouds by late morning into early afternoon. Skies will turn from partly to mostly cloudy during this time frame with late clearing by the early evening hours of your Monday. All in all not too bad out there to start the workweek since temperatures will be nearing 70 degrees in many locations courtesy of southwesterly winds out ahead of the frontal boundary.
Tuesday through Thursday are looking fantastic. This will be some of the best weather we have seen in sometime. Rain free conditions, low humidity, and seasonable temperatures will rule this forecast. The only thing you will be dealing with are those chilly mornings in the upper 30s and low 40s. This will definitely be a great excuse to grab that extra cup of coffee or even getting out and about to many of the farm fall festivities across West Tennessee.
By Thursday into the upcoming weekend temperatures really start to warm up. A ridge of high pressure (aka "Great Weather") will be moving right over the area. This will allow for a return of air off the Gulf of Mexico warming temperatures back up into the mid to upper 70s with rain free conditions.
With all of this good news in the forecast there is more. Anyone who sufferers from the sniffles and sneezes looks to have a great week ahead. Pollen counts will remain low right through Thursday with the only concerns being Ragweed.
Don't forget to send us your viewer photos of the weather in your neighborhood or even some of that beautiful fall foliage that is starting to pop across West Tennessee. It will be a great to get into the pumpkin patch, picking apples, making delicious pies, raking and looking at leaves, or even enjoying a bonfire. Just remember to take the pictures when it is safe to do so. You can email them to us through our free mobile app or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great night and enjoy this fantastic stretch of beautiful weather. "Mother Nature" couldn't draw it up any better.
Erik Taylor- StormTeam 7 Meteorologist
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