From the Vipir 7 Storm Center


After a frosty start in many neighborhoods this morning including right here in Jackson, temps are slowly climbing. Readings right now remain pretty chilly in the upper 40s and low 50s. A day for the light jackets, sweaters, extra cup of coffee or warm tea, and maybe even the heater. Despite the chilly conditions we are dealing with a little bit of cloud cover as well. These clouds are part of a weak piece of energy that is rolling out of the Great Plains that will reinforce our cool dry and dry conditions later on this evening.

Lows tonight will once again be in the low to mid 40s with maybe a few upper 30s here and there along the Tennessee River. The clouds early on will help us from dropping off to much this evening. Patchy fog and patchy frost cannot be ruled out though since skies will be clearing and winds remain calm over the area.

Clouds move out for Friday as high pressure settles back in. This will allow temperatures to get into the low to middle 70s under mostly sunny skies and relatively light winds. Friday night looks to be our last chilly night before the weekend with lows in the mid to upper 40s and low 50s.

We are in store for a big time treat this weekend. A late October warmup is set to take hold as our ridge of high pressure builds in creating southwesterly flow. This will pump in warmer air as well as a little bit of humidity. Temperatures should be at or above 80 degrees straight through Monday. So get out and enjoy some of the local fall events around the community.

Tuesday will be a transitional day with rain arriving late into Wednesday. Rain chances stick with us right on through the middle of next week.

I know its a little early to say but Halloween is looking dry but cold. We will keep you updated here as the Ghouls and Goblins get closer to West Tennessee.

An interesting event this afternoon will be the "Partial Solar Eclipse." Partly cloudy skies may effect us from seeing this event but if you have a chance look around between 4:50-6:07 PM CDT. The eclipse will max out at 5:52 PM. Please do not look directly at the eclipse or sun since the radiation will damage your eyes. Best way to view the eclipse would be through a "Pin Hole Projector" which can be created from household items such as a box and a paper. Here is a website that may help:

Have a great day and enjoy the magnificent show from "Mother Nature" later on!

Erik Taylor
Storm Team 7 Meteorologist
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