Cool and Rainy Weather Through Wednesday
Weather Update – 10:00 p.m. Tuesday
We had a high of 64°F in Jackson today – the coolest afternoon we’ve had since May 1st. Today’s temperature was 21°F below the average high of 85°F for this September 12th.
Drizzle, breezy conditions, and cloudy skies continue for West Tennessee this evening though most of the area has had between a third of an inch and just over 1″ of rainfall so far from Irma. Our weather will remain rainy through Wednesday before the remnants of Irma finally leave the area on Thursday.
Cloudy skies with light rain will continue off-and-on overnight with temperatures falling only to the upper 50s and lower 60s. Expect winds to remain light overnight and variable.
There’s more of the same in the forecast for Wednesday, but we’ll gradually see showers become more isolated and could even get some breaks of sunshine in during the day. Despite that, temperatures will remain well below average with highs around 70°F, which is 15°F below average for this time of the year. A big warm up is in store for the weekend, so stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the weekend forecast and stay with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team on-air and online for more updates!
TROPICAL UPDATE –10:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday
Hurricane JOSE remains a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. This storm is moving southeast at 9 mph. The vast majority of the newest model data keeps JOSE in the Atlantic Ocean and far away from land through the remainder of the week. Keep an eye out for updates in case any changes are necessary!