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From the Vipir 7 Storm Center

Weather Update - 5:00 p.m. Friday

A Heat Advisory is in effect for all counties of West Tennessee until 7 p.m. this evening. Make sure to stay cool by drinking plenty of water and limiting your time outdoors for the remainder of the afternoon and early evening.

Overnight, temperatures will cool down to the low and mid 70s again under mostly clear skies. Over the weekend it's likely that we'll have a chance to see actual temperatures rise to the mid and upper 90s during the afternoons putting the heat index readings between 105º and 109º. Skies will be mostly sunny but an isolated shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out.

Next week, the last full week of August, temperatures will still be above average but the ridge of high pressure will begin to break down and slide west. This means we'll have a slight chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms for much of the start of the workweek. By Thursday, an oncoming cold front could provide a likelier chance for rain to the Mid-South.

Keep cool and have a wonderful weekend!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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