Hot with a Few Showers Monday Evening, More Rain in the Forecast this Week!
Monday Night Forecast Update
Monday Night Forecast for June 28th:
After only a few showers on Monday, chances will increase on Tuesday, with rain looking like for most of us at times on Wednesday & Thursday before clearing out Friday afternoon. The front that will bring most of the rain will also leave a cooler, but drier air mass around behind it leading to a light northerly breeze and plenty of sunshine for your 4th of July weekend celebrations. Catch the latest forecast and more on how and when Tropical Storm Danny will impact West Tennessee coming up right here.
TROPICAL STORM DANNY:
Tropical Storm Danny formed on Monday afternoon just off the coast of Charleston South Carolina Monday afternoon, just hours after The National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to a tropical depression. The system made landfall Monday evening in South Carolina and the National Hurricane Center has issued tropical storm warnings for a section of the coastline. Given that Danny is a low-end tropical storm and has minimal time left over water, serious impacts are not anticipated other than some heavy rain, gusty winds and minor coastal flooding.
Skies will remain partly cloudy and the winds will be calm most of the night. With the high dew points in the low to mid 70s again tonight, overnight lows will only fall into the low 70s. A quick passing shower cannot be ruled out early in the evening but after the sun goes down, rain chances will have moved on out.
We are expecting plenty of sunshine for the first half the day for your Tuesday. but clouds and some showers chances will move in during the late afternoon and evening hours. Most of the rain chances will depend on the timing and strength of Tropical Storm Danny as it drifts across the Volunteer State. Highs should reach the low 90s again with a heat index into the mid 90s for one more afternoon. Winds are going to be calm most of the day and could vary in direction as the tropical system gets closer.
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY:
Rain chances really start to get going this week on Wednesday and are expected to continue Thursday and linger into the day on Friday. Moisture is expected to be sticking around from southerly winds and the tropical system. A cold front will also be approaching from the northwest and pass by later in the week. The combination of those 2 factors could bring over an inch of rain to many locations in West Tennessee. Highs reach the upper 80s on Wednesday before falling to the mid 80s for Thursday and Friday. Winds will start out of the south but turn to the northwest sometime on Thursday of Friday. Skies are expected to be partly to mostly cloudy during the middle and end of the work week.
4TH OF JULY WEEKEND:
Showers are expected to move out during the day on Friday and rain chances appear to be low over the holiday weekend. Winds will come out of the north over the weekend keeping the humidity down and the temperatures will only top out in the mid 80s. Overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 60s so the weather should be really nice this weekend. We should see some patchy cloud cover on Saturday and mostly sunny to sunny skies for you Independence Day plans! Fireworks shows will be popular places to be this weekend given the fantastic weather.
Not only are we now officially in tropical storm season, we are still in the middle of our severe weather season. So you need to stay weather aware to changing weather patterns and monitor the forecasts closely. We got you covered in the WBBJ 7 Storm Team Weather Center as always.