Scattered Thunderstorms Thursday Through the Weekend

Weather Update – 10:15 p.m. – Wednesday, August 15th

As expected, showers were few and far between in West Tennessee this morning and afternoon with dry air in place too keep those thunderstorms from forming and only had a few scattered areas of rain this evening. An area of low pressure over the Central Plains is likely to bring rounds of scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Mid-South each day over the next few days starting with a round of a few showers tonight. Some of these showers could end up being heavy at times but there are still many areas in West Tennessee that are in great need of some rainfall.

We’ll see a better chance for rain arrive after midnight into Thursday morning with otherwise muggy conditions and partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will only drop to the lower and middle 70s by Thursday morning. Showers could end up being heavy early Thursday so set aside some extra time for the morning commute!

Scattered rain is possible tomorrow, and although not everyone will get wet weather, those that do, could encounter thunderstorms with heavy showers and frequent lightning. Some thunderstorms may produce strong winds as well with a marginal (1 out of 5) risk for severe weather Thursday and Friday so stay weather aware. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s tomorrow afternoon. Most of West Tennessee is expected to see 1-2″ of rain between now and Saturday, but a few spots could get as much as 3″ and others just a few tenths of an inch. Tune into WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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