Slight Chance for Rain This Weekend
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Weather Update – 11:00 p.m. Friday
There’s a small chance – a 10% chance – for a shower or thunderstorm in the western portions of our viewing area near the Mississippi River overnight but most of West Tennessee should be dry. Temperatures will start out in the middle 60s at 6:18 a.m. Saturday morning.
Computer models have not been consistent with a dry forecast with the weekend. At times, data has shown heavy showers and thunderstorms near the Mississippi River on Saturday and Sunday so there’s at least a slight chance for rain on both days. That slight chance doesn’t simply indicate the area of West Tennessee that will get rain tomorrow, it’s also a component of how confident we are in rain occurring and that confidence is still low.
We’ll have a 30% chance for rain on Saturday and a 20% chance on Sunday. Both days will have partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 90s with humid conditions. Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest on that forecast including the outlook for Solar Eclipse on Monday, and stay with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team on-air and online for more updates!
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FORECAST
West Tennessee will be treated to a rare solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st just before 1:30 in the afternoon. Here’s a look at the times it will occur below in central daylight time.
From anywhere in West Tennessee, you’ll have between 93% and 99% of the sun covering the moon with the lower end being near Memphis and the higher end being near Paris.
The forecast currently is calling for partly cloudy skies with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in West Tennessee. That may still change, however, so stay tuned for updates!