More Rain Will Return on Friday

Weather Update – 10:15 p.m. – Wednesday

Showers are tapering off leaving us with drier weather in the overnight forecast. We had between 1 and 2″ of rainfall, as was expected, for most of the area. Unfortunately for those travelling later this week, there’s more rain returning on Friday through Saturday and there could be a lot of it. The main concern with the next system is the potential for flash flooding.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy tonight with patchy fog developing once again, especially in southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Visibility may be limited to a mile or less early Thursday. At that time, temperatures will fall to the upper 30s and lower 40s by sunrise Thursday morning.

Thursday will be much drier than it was today, but after starting out with some fog, we’ll still only have partly to mostly cloudy skies, so don’t expect too much sunshine. Temperatures will be relatively warm for the first day of Winter when get close to 60°F in the afternoon. A new low pressure system will move into the area on Friday bringing showers from nearly the entire day on Friday through Saturday morning. Rainfall totals will largely depend on where the warm front sets up in West Tennessee. The highest totals could end up between 3 and 6 inches.

Cold weather will come back quickly behind the cold front with highs barely in the 40s on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but at this point it looks like the precipitation will leave before the cold can catch up to it. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for updates to the forecast rainfall, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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