Additional Rainfall Now Looking Likely for Thursday

Weather Update – 10:15 p.m. – Wednesday, September 26th

Rain tapered off in West Tennessee this afternoon but it’s looking likely that we’ll have a 7th day in-a-row of rain tomorrow when the rain starts to return overnight. Additional rainfall is looking likely for nearly all of West Tennessee on Thursday and some of the latest model data is suggesting that as much as 1-2″ could fall tomorrow morning and early afternoon in the wettest spots. We’ll dry out eventually but prepare for more rain in the meantime!

It’s rained a lot. But how much exactly?

Tonight, Meteorologist Brian Davis and I were able to use estimated rainfall totals so far from all 21 counties of West Tennessee and some calculations from USGS to determine that rain that’s fallen in West Tennessee since Friday could fill Beech Lake in Lexington 224 times, Reelfoot Lake 35 times, and Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake 118 times!

THAT’S how much. But, it doesn’t include rain we had today or the additional rainfall coming Thursday either!

It’ll be a cloudy night with showers returning overnight. Due to clouds and wind, temperatures are now only expected to drop to the upper 50s and lower 60s. And hopefully you can find the silver lining here, but unfortunately another rainy day is expected Thursday with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon.

Scattered showers are possible Thursday morning and early afternoon across the area and that should make for a cool afternoon with highs in the upper 60s. We’ll see dense fog develop in Wets Tennessee Thursday night and Friday morning before we finally start to dry out Friday and this weekend. 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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