From the Vipir 7 Storm Center


A much needed super soaking blanketed West Tennessee today with .5" to 1" of rainfall. This trimmed our deficit down a lot across the area after dry conditions from this past week. Most of the rain has come and gone leaving us with some pretty mild temperatures.

Temperatures outside right now in many areas are in the low 60s courtesy of very strong southwesterly flow. The area of low pressure that gave us all of our rainfall today has created very strong winds pulling in that warm air off the Gulf of Mexico. These winds have also prompted a Wind Advisory for the entire viewing area overnight tonight through lunchtime Monday (12 PM CST). If you have any loose items such as those holiday decorations tie them down or bring them indoors so they do not blow away. Winds will be sustained out of the south at 20 to 25 mph gusting over 30 mph at times making driving conditions hazardous especially in high profile vehicles so take precautions as necessary.

The breezy and mild conditions continue right on into Monday and Tuesday. Highs Monday will be in the low to mid 50s despite a few showers and morning clouds that will clear as the cold front comes through. You will notice a difference by Tuesday since the front will have past with wake up temps in the low 30s and highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. The winds will start to die down as they switch to the north northwest late Tuesday night ushering in the cooler and drier air.

Dry weather and sunny conditions are expected for one of the biggest travel days of the year. Much of the southeast will see sunny skies and highs in the 50s and 60s including right here in West Tennessee. Some clouds though cannot be ruled out especially to the north as a weak system cruises along. If your headed out to the east coast you may want to watch for an impending coastal storm. Stay tuned to WBBJ for the latest on that as well as other forecast for travel destinations across the country.

Turkey Day looks great. Temperatures will be in the low 50s making it even a great day to hang with the family outdoors or even to go out and get that Christmas Tree. Lows overnight though will be a bit chilly in the upper 20s and low 30s.

For all of you shoppers out there Black Friday is also looking dry. The morning hours will start off a little chilly in the mid to upper 30s with highs making it into the low to mid 50s. Light jackets will be needed but no rain is expected.

Next weekend looks to be our next chance for rain. No real big cold spells are expected which is good news after the past two weeks.

Erik Taylor - StormTeam 7 Meteorologist
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