Tropical Storm Nicholas & A Cold Front to Bring Rain Chances this Week!
Monday Night Forecast Update
Monday Night Forecast Update for September 13th:
Tropical Storm Nicholas is almost strong enough to become a hurricane and will be making landfall in South Texas tonight. The storm will move northward but is likely to be cut off from a cold front coming from the northwest. The front will keep most of the rain from the tropical system to our south, but could spark up some weak storms and showers as it passes by on Wednesday. Catch the latest details and your full weather forecast, including a look into this upcoming weekend right here.
Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight across West Tennessee and the winds will be calm in general. It is a bit humid and that should keep overnight temperatures in the upper 60s for most of the region. Rain chances are not expected to return until Tuesday at the earliest.
Some of the outer bands from Tropical Storm Nicholas could move into West Tennessee on Tuesday but rain chances currently only sit around 40% on Tuesday. Partly cloudy skies are expected with the bulk of the clouds and best chances for rain to stay in out southern counties. Highs will make it into the mid 80s and the winds are expected to come out of the southwest. Some rumbles of thunder will be possible but strong or severe weather is unlikely for most of us. Tuesday night lows will fall back down to the upper 60s again.
The heaviest rain amounts and best chances for storms from Nicholas will stay far to the south of our region. Some isolated storms or quick passing rain showers could pop up though on Wednesday. Chances for rain in Jackson sit around 60% with better chances to the south and less chances to the north. Highs will reach the low to mid 80s on Wednesday depending on the amount of clouds and timing of the rain showers. You can expected between 0.25-0.50″ of rain from Nicholas. The winds will come out of the southeast most of the day and skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Overnight lows will drop into the mid 60s by Thursday morning.
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected as we finish the work week. Chances for rain are low but are a bit better on Friday afternoon then on Thursday, but someone could see a shower or two on Thursday as well. Highs will reach the mid 80s both days and overnight lows fall down to the mid to upper 60s. The winds will come out of the east on Thursday and back to the southeast on Friday. Neither day will be overly humid, so expect overall nice weather for Friday Night Football games across West Tennessee.
The weekend looks warm, a bit humid and filled with plenty of sunshine. Saturday looks mostly dry but chances for rain are higher on Sunday but still not likely for most of us to get wet. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s and lows will down to the upper 60s each morning. The winds are expected to stay out of the southeast and be light in general.
Chances for severe weather or impacts from the tropics are not expected over the next 7 days here across our region. We will keep an eye on the situation but it appears a very quiet weather pattern has finally returned to West Tennessee.