Below Freezing Tonight, Cold Friday, Another Front Coming Sunday!

Thursday Night Forecast Update

Thursday Night Forecast Update for November 18th:

We are 36° cooler in Jackson at 9 PM then we were just 24 hours earlier. Temperatures will linger around 30° for the rest of the night. Sunny and cool weather will hang around for Friday before a brief warm up on Saturday. Another cold front is coming on Sunday and next week is going to be cold. Find out how low into the 20s the temperature is going to drop next week coming up right here.

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Get ready for a great night viewing the lunar eclipse as clear skies will be around in west Tennessee! This will last for several hours and in fact the duration of the event itself hasn’t happened in over 660 years! Starting at just after 1 am and lasting through 5 am. Peak viewing at 3 am. Known as the blood moon. Will it really look red to orange in color? Yes! As you know the sky looks orange or red in our sunsets and sunrises here on earth. The sun’s light will be filtered through our atmosphere and we’ll see that same orange red color in the shadow on the moon.

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Clouds will clear out tonight and the winds will be calm for the most part. That will allow temperatures to drop down to below freezing for most of West Tennessee tonight. Lows will fall to the upper 20s or low 30s for all of us. The wind chill won’t be much of a factor due to the winds staying below 5 MPH all night long.


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 30s 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  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. Saturday night lows will fall down into the mid 40s, but that depends on the amount of clouds that will have moved back in by then.

As the next front comes by on Sunday, another round of rain showers will be likely. Just like Thursday morning, severe weather or strong storms is not in the forecast. Highs Sunday should again reach the low 60s before the front passes. Depending on the amount of clouds hanging around Sunday night, lows could fall to the mid 30s again.  Winds will stay out of the south until Sunday evening when the front passes. Northwest breezy winds will move on in overnight into Monday morning.


Highs will only reach the upper 40s for both Monday and Tuesday behind the late weekend cold front. Mostly sunny skies are expected for both Monday and Tuesday and more clouds look to move in during the middle of the week. Tuesday morning could be the coldest morning of the season so far with most of West Tennessee falling down into the mid 20s. Some low 20s cannot be ruled out as of now, so be sure to monitor the forecast if you have pipes that do not do well during extended cold spells. We should stay dry until late Wednesday or Thursday (Thanksgiving) next week when the next front could move through.


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
Joel Barnes
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