Cool Again Tonight, Dry and Mild Friday, Mostly Dry and Warm Weekend!
Thursday Night Forecast Update
Thursday Night Forecast Update for October 21st:
Behind today’s cold front, 40s will be returning to West Tennessee tonight. High pressure will move in overnight but that should bring plenty of sunshine and mild weather for Friday. Another front will try to drift in from the north and impact our weather this weekend but it might not make it. Catch the latest updates on our weekend forecast and find out when some stronger storms could be returning to the region coming up here.
Mostly clear skies and calm winds will return to West Tennessee tonight. Behind the mornings cold front, a drier and cooler air-mass moved back in. Lows tonight will fall down to the mid 40s, so you might want to click the heater back on tonight if you get cold easily.
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 early 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