Warm Tonight & Wednesday, Rain Returns Thursday Morning
Tuesday Night Forecast Update
Tuesday Night Forecast Update for November 16th:
After falling 4° short of the high temperature record of 80° today in Jackson, highs will be close to record highs again on Wednesday. A cold front will pass through quickly Thursday morning bringing a swift end to the warmer weather. The front will also bring a round of heavy rain showers with it. Temperatures are likely to drop below freezing behind the front. We will have more details, including the latest weekend forecast; which includes another cold front moving through, right here.
Skies will be mostly clear tonight and it will continue to be breezy at times. The winds will come out of the south and that will keep temperatures warm tonight with most of West Tennessee only dropping into the mid to upper 50s.
Wednesday should start out with plenty of sunshine and clouds will increase into the evening and mostly cloudy skies are expected by Wednesday night. It will be quite windy at times in the afternoon and again overnight as a cold front will approach and then drift through the region into the early morning hours on Thursday. Highs will reach the 70s again and some locations for the second day in a row could reach the mid 70s. Rain showers and weak storms are likely overnight after midnight but the majority of the day looks dry.
Rain showers and weak storms are expected in the early morning hours across West Tennessee for Thursday. Severe weather or strong storms are not expected. But just the like the last couple of fronts, some lightning, increased winds and brief intense heavy rain will be possible.
Temperatures will hang around 60° around midnight and then drop during the day as the winds will change direction from the south to the northwest behind the front. Temperatures will stay around 50° in the afternoon and the skies will clear out as the day goes on. The rain showers are also expected to move out during the second half of the day. Overnight lows on Thursday are expected to drop down to the low 30s again and possibly even some upper 20s.
Most of us will start our below freezing on Friday morning. Sunny skies are expected and the winds are likely to come out of the east. Highs will struggle to get above 50° in the afternoon. Friday night football playoffs games are likely to be in the low 40s and temperatures will again drop down near freezing by Saturday morning.
The upcoming weekend will be very similar to the previous one for us in West Tennessee. Saturday morning we should start out around freezing and warm to the mid and possibly upper 50s to low 60s by the afternoon. Saturday will be mostly sunny and during the day the winds will change direction from the east to the south in the afternoon. Clouds will begin to move in late Saturday and the winds should pick up as well depending on the timing of the next system on Sunday. The models timing and strength of the weekend’s front is not being handled very well as of now and hopefully we can fine tune the timing of the front better as the week goes on.
Not only are we beginning to crawl deeper into the fall season and freezing weather will be coming soon, we are also in 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