Showers and Thunderstorms More Likely Tomorrow

Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. – Wednesday, August 21st

The heat index was at 106°F at 2 o’clock this afternoon with an actual temperature of 92°F and now our heat wave will reach its end without another 90°F temperature on the 7-day forecast! Thankfully, there is going to be some relief coming to West Tennessee soon with an oncoming cold front but that also means we have more rain coming including a slight chance for thunderstorms overnight.

Thunderstorms are likeliest near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line tonight where there’s a 30% chance for rain. We’ll have gusty winds at times but most of the viewing area should remain dry. Temperatures will drop to the lower 70s by sunrise Thursday.

Temperatures will only warm up to the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies Thursday with a potential for one or two strong thunderstorms in West Tennessee. There’s a marginal risk for severe weather, which is a low threat, but damaging winds are possible in any storms that tap into the energized atmosphere – especially in the afternoon and evening. An oncoming cold front will continue to close in on the area Friday with a potential for more rain heading into the weekend. The latest data suggests 0.50″ to 1.50″ of rain will fall between now and Sunday evening. Stay with 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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