Wet Weather in the Weekend Forecast
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Weather Update – 11:00 p.m. Thursday
After a dry day in West Tennessee hopefully the ground was able to recover from all the rain we had last night! As saturated as the soil is however, we’re keeping a close eye on the potential for showers and thunderstorms for the next 3 days. There’s still some uncertainty with this forecast so here’s what we’re expecting right now…
Mainly clear skies are expected through the early evening before clouds build into West Tennessee early in the morning. Temperatures will drop to the lower and middle 50s at the coolest point of the night.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Obion, Dyer, and Lake county in northwest Tennessee from Friday evening until Sunday evening. There’s a chance for wet weather in the forecast from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon but the chance for rain is only 40% on Friday and 20% on Saturday. On Sunday, the chance rises to 90% and some of these showers especially could cause flash flooding. We’re also monitoring the threat for severe weather Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Right now, the National Weather Service has parts of northwest Tennessee under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Friday, but it appears to me that this may be too high for us.
While a severe thunderstorm is possible tomorrow afternoon and evening, there’s only a 20% – 50% chance for rain across West Tennessee with the likelier chance in northwest Tennessee. Some areas in the Mid-South may not see any rain at all until Sunday!
Make sure to tune in to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest on our potential rainfall amounts and keep in touch with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team on-air and online for more updates!