Light Rain Tonight, Tomorrow, and Thursday

Weather Update – 11:15 p.m. – Tuesday, September 22nd

For the first day of Autumn, we began with temperatures in the lower 50s – well within range for the kind of temperatures we experience this season. However, the forecast for the next couple of days has our weather looking more like Halloween than late September! Even today we only warmed up to the upper 60s – the coolest afternoon we’ve had since May 19th. Keep the umbrella and rain coat nearby – you may not only want something to keep you dry but something to keep you warm as well!

Scattered showers will remain possible overnight in West Tennessee with mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the middle 50s. Keep the umbrella handy tomorrow with rain possible on Wednesday and again on Thursday all from what is now Tropical Depression Beta.


Beta will continue to send light rain through West Tennessee tomorrow – especially over southwest Tennessee. As a result, temperatures will only peak in the upper 60s to lower 70s making it feel like late October! Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest hour-by-hour forecast, and for more updates keep up with Storm Team Weather online too.

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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TROPICAL UPDATE – 10:00 p.m.

From the National Hurricane Center –

At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta was located near latitude 29.1 North, longitude 95.4 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue through the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength or slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb.

RAINFALL: For the upper Texas coast, additional rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with isolated storm totals up to 20 inches is expected. Significant flash and urban flooding is occurring and will continue overnight . Minor to isolated moderate river flooding is ongoing.

Rainfall totals of 13 to 14 inches have been measured across portions of the Houston metropolitan area thus far.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches are expected east into the Lower Mississippi Valley, portions of the Tennessee Valley, and the southern Appalachians through the end of the week. Flash and urban flooding is possible, as well as isolated minor river flooding on smaller rivers.

SURF: Swells generated by a combination of Beta and a cold front over the northern Gulf of Mexico will continue along the coasts of Louisiana and Texas during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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