Weekend Starts Cold, Wintry Mix?

Weather Update – 5:00 p.m. Thursday

Thanks to plenty of sunshine, light winds, and dry air, today has been a much warmer day with high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and even a few low 50s! Afternoon temperatures will be similar tomorrow but winds will increase before the cold comes back on Saturday. We’re also heading into a chance for a wintry mix in West Tennessee later on in the weekend, so there’s lots to watch!

Tonight, skies will become cloudy with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 20s and low 30s by Friday morning. In the early morning hours, it’s possible that a few isolated showers make their way through northwest Tennessee. Their isolated nature will keep impact to a minimum but there could be a few flurries or even some pockets of sleet in them. Clearer skies will return gradually tomorrow with high temperatures in the 40s once more during a breezy afternoon.

Gusty winds will continue overnight Friday into Saturday morning pouring cold air into the Mid-South. Temperatures will be starting in the 20s on Saturday but may not warm up above freezing in some spots, despite having mostly sunny skies. The cold air will be joined by an area of low pressure on Sunday that could bring a wintry mix to parts of northwest Tennessee on Sunday evening. Icy roads will be possible, but it’s too far out for us to narrow down details yet. However, it looks like the wintry mix will eventually give way to rain early Monday. Stay with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team for more updates!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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