From the Vipir 7 Storm Center

While we may have started out this Wednesday 10º below our average low for the day, conditions could not have been better in West Tennessee with plenty of sunshine and low humidity! Tonight will be cool again, but even warmer weather is on the way to end the last full week of April.

Overnight lows will arrive in the mid and upper 40s by sunrise early Thursday with mostly clear skies continuing for the area. Sunshine will break at dawn tomorrow but by the afternoon, cloud cover will increase and temperatures will approach, if not briefly surpass, 80ºF! Showers and thunderstorms will start out scattered in the Mid-South in the afternoon until a cold front brings a wave of strong to severe thunderstorms to the region between sunset and 10 p.m. tomorrow. Severe weather will be slightly more likely in western-most parts of West Tennessee closer to Dyersburg and Memphis than in those areas in the Tennessee River Valley near Camden and Savannah. Some thunderstorms could bring damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.

Temperatures will be getting close to 80 degrees again during the weekend with dry and mainly clear skies for Friday and Saturday. The next chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin Sunday night into Monday. This round of thunderstorms currently appear to have a more likely chance of producing severe weather including a chance for damaging winds and tornadoes. We'll keep you updated with the latest details on this forecast right here and on WBBJ.

Have a great night!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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