Light Frost Possible for Some Spots Tonight

Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. – Wednesday, October 16th

So far, we have had 6.53″ of rain at our studios in east Jackson since the beginning of the month. Based on the local climate data, that means that this is unofficially 8th wettest October on record! No rain expected tonight – it’ll be a chilly night across the area with rain chances slowly increasing over the weekend and the potential for a tropical cyclone to impact our weather!

Clear and cold tonight in West Tennessee. A light frost is possible in some areas north of Interstate 40 tonight, but for most it’ll be slightly too warm for a frost to form. Of course, it’ll still feel frigid! Temperatures will drop to the middle and upper 30s across the area around sunrise.

Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast tomorrow with hardly a cloud in the sky. Temperatures that start in the 30s will warm up to the middle 60s during the afternoon. There’s currently a 60% chance for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico in the next 48 hours. Depending on the path of this area of low pressure, West Tennessee may have a very different forecast for the weekend. Right now, the bulk of the precipitation will move east of West Tennessee on Saturday, but a small shift to the west will change things drastically for our forecast! Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the weekend forecast with a chance for rain returning Saturday, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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