Bitter Cold Beginning to Thanksgiving!

Weather Update – 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! It felt more like Winter out there today with highs in the middle to upper 40s this afternoon. Nearly every spot in West Tennessee, including Memphis, had temperatures stay under 50°F. We’re now heading for a night of well below freezing temperatures too as long as the skies stay mostly clear!

Clear skies early in the evening allowed the temperatures to drop to the 30s quickly. With calm winds, we’ll start Thanksgiving morning in the middle 20s in West Tennessee but any little cloud cover could keep most of the Mid-South to just the upper 20s and lower 30s at the coldest point of the night. This could be one of the coldest Thanksgiving mornings since 2013 when we started the day with a temperature of 14°F! I guess we can be thankful it’s not that cold.

It’ll get a little bit warmer tomorrow than it was today with sunny skies on Thanksgiving Day as temperatures reach the lower to middle 50s. The warming trend will likely continue right up until the weekend with temperatures reaching the lower to middle 60s on Friday and Saturday. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the rest of the forecast and keep up with Storm Team Weather online for more updates!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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