Few Showers Tonight & Thursday as a Cold Front Will Pass Through West Tennessee
Wednesday Night Forecast Update
Wednesday Night Forecast Update for October 20th:
Most of West Tennessee will pick a chance for some isolated rain showers early Thursday. Storms are not expected and dry weather will return by Thursday afternoon and linger into Friday. Friday night football weather looks great. We could see some weak shower activity this weekend but the weather is also expected to be warm. Catch the full forecast coming up right here.
Some isolated showers are trying to move up from Mississippi Wednesday evening and could impact some areas southeast of Jackson. Most of the region will be dry until around sunrise as a weak cold front will drift through West Tennessee. Clouds will increase as the night goes on and overnight lows will be warm and only fall into the low 60s due to the increasing gulf moisture from southerly winds. Winds will be light out of the south between 5-10 MPH.
Early morning rain showers and possibly a few weak storms will hang around for the start of the day on Thursday. The showers should clear out by the afternoon and the winds will change from the south to out of the west as the weak boundary passes by. Skies will remain partly cloudy into the afternoon and temperatures will make it into the low to mid 70s depending on the timing on the system. Thursday night lows will again fall down to around 50°.
Mostly sunny skies are currently expected on Friday. Highs will only reach the low 70s behind Thursday mornings weak front. The winds will come out of the northwest most of the day and that should keep rain chances away. Friday night lows will fall into the mid 50s by Saturday morning. As of now Friday Night Football weather looks pretty nice.
Forecast models are all over the place this weekend when it comes to the high temperatures and chance for rain. Forecast models have West Tennessee anywhere from the upper 60s to the low 80s. It all depends on the wind direction and where the center of a high pressure system sets up this weekend across the region.
As of now, morning lows are forecast to be around 50° Saturday morning and 60° Sunday morning. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach the upper 70s Saturday and low 80s on Sunday. Rain chances are currently low and partly sunny skies are expected. The best chance for rain as of now will be on Saturday, and chances are only currently 20%. Winds are expected to have a southerly component to them most of the weekend. We will hopefully have more confidence in the weekend forecast by Thursday after the weak system moves out.
Warm and humid weather for October will hang around for the first half of next week. Highs on Monday will be above normal and around 80°. We are also expecting some showers chances to return on Monday with temperatures Monday night only falling down to the mid 60s. Showers are expected to take a break on Tuesday before coming back and possibly some storm activity could return on Wednesday. Cooler weather could return for the back half of the week after Wednesday’s storm system moves out.
Not only are we still in the middle of tropical storm season, we are now moving into our second 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.
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Storm Team Chief Meteorologist