Near Record Warmth Again Today
Thursday AM Update
Thursday Morning Forecast Update for May 12th:
Starting off with a humid morning ahead with temperatures in the upper 60’s and dewpoints in the middle to upper 60’s making for a humid morning.
Yesterday We hit our first 90° of 2022 today in Jackson tying the record high from 60 years ago. Hot and humid weather will be sticking around for Today. We might be a bit cooler on Friday and rain showers & storm chances will return this weekend. We will talk more about the timing of the weekend rain chances and who is most likely to see them coming up right here.
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Starting off with some patchy fog and a humid muggy morning in the upper 60’s. Winds are calm which will allow fog to get thicker into the mid morning.
Temperatures will remain hot but the winds could vary in direction at times. This might allow some of us to not hit 90° but it is going to be close again. Expect a few more clouds on Today than the last couple days due to the varying wind direction into the afternoon. A weak front may even try to pass by, but it will have minimal impacts on our weather. Thursday night lows will fall into the low to mid 60s.
Clouds will try to move back in during the back half the day on Friday but most of us will not see showers or storm chances returning until the weekend. Highs on Friday might be a few degrees cooler then Thursday due to the position and timing of the passing front. The winds will likely start out of the northeast and shift to the southeast into the afternoon. Mid to upper 80s are still expected Friday evening and lows will again fall into the low to mid 60s to start the weekend.
Most scenarios are hinting at a chance for some showers and pop up storms to return for both Saturday and Sunday. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny are also expected and that will keep temperatures a bit cooler for the upcoming weekend. Highs will still make it into the mid 80s but 90s are not likely either day this weekend. The winds will come out of the southwest or west and could shift to the northwest late Sunday if the next cold front makes it through. Saturday night and Sunday night lows are forecast to be in the low to mid 60s.
The most likely times for showers will be early in the day on Saturday and late Sunday evening. As of now severe weather does not appear to be in the forecast but some thunder and lightning and brief periods of heavy rain will be possible with the storms that pop up on Saturday. A few gusty storms cannot be ruled out late Sunday evening into Sunday night as the next front pushes through.
Temperatures will stay in the low to mid 80s as we start the following work week. Mostly sunny skies and expected on Monday and Tuesday and more clouds could move in during the middle of the week. The winds will come out of the northwest on Monday keeping highs in the low 80s but the winds will shift to more out of the west on Tuesday warming us back into the mid 80s. The humidity will not be too bad towards the beginning of the week for most of West Tennessee. We could be back up to near 90° on Wednesday due to southerly winds and the humidity will begin to climb back up again as well. Morning lows are expected to linger in the low to mid 60s for the first half of next week.
We saw our first 90« day on the year on May 11th and more 90s are expected over the next few weeks. Spring has officially kicked off here in West Tennessee, and there will be more chances for severe weather though as we get deeper into Spring as well. 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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