Showers & Storms Return This Afternoon And Evening
Friday The 13th AM Update
Friday Morning Forecast Update for May 13th:
Good morning everyone on this Friday, May the 13th.
We reached 93° yesterday in Jackson toppling a 60 year old record but a slight cool down is coming today with a chance for some rain showers and isolated pop up storms. The greatest chance for storms will be west of Jackson and in the late morning and early afternoon.
Any severe risk is low and mainly west but a isolated storms will contain the usual heavy downpours and cloud to ground lightning. The good news is the majority of the weekend appears to be dry. We will talk more about the cool down and the upcoming rain and storm chances coming up here.
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Clouds will try to stick around for the first half the day and some of us will see showers and weak storm chances returning in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will likely be a few degrees cooler than Thursday due to a backdoor cold front (a front that is moving from the east towards the west.) As of this morning the front was located just west of Jackson and continues moving westwards towards the Mississippi River where the best chance of storms will reside later today. The winds will likely start out of the northeast and shift to the southeast into the afternoon depending on where the front stalls out at. Mid 80s are still expected in the 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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