Rain Like Tonight & Friday, Rain Showers Continue this Weekend

Thursday Night Forecast Update

Thursday Night Update for July 28th:

Earlier today forecast guidance was suggesting rain showers would move into West Tennessee by 11PM and moving into Madison County around 2AM. The cold front appears to be slowing down and showers may not move into our area until 2-3AM and moving into Madison County until 5-6AM. Heavy rain is still coming though, it just might not hit most of us until closer to sunrise Friday morning. Rain showers are also expected both days this weekend as well and highs will still only reach the mid 80s the next few days. We will have more information right here.

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TONIGHT:

Showers and storms are likely late tonight across almost all of West Tennessee. Rain chances sit between 60-70%. Although the severe weather threat is low, a few stronger storms could move through overnight into Friday morning producing some gusty winds, heavy rain and lightning. Lows tonight will drop down to the low to mid 70s and the winds will be a bit breezy at times and come out of the west.

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FRIDAY:

The best chance for rain and storms during the work week appears to be on Friday. As the front passes highs should only reach the mid 80s for Friday and the winds will come out of the northwest. Showers and storm chances sit around 80-90% and although severe weather doesn’t look likely, a few stronger storms may pop up into the afternoon hours along the front. Friday night lows will fall into the upper 60s. The front should continue to move south on Friday night.

THE WEEKEND:

A stalled out front is expected to bring several rounds of showers and storms to West Tennessee this weekend. Severe weather does not look like a given but some storms will very likely fire up wherever the front stalls out and slowly drifts through over the weekend. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will stay in the mid 80s and lows into the mornings will fall down to the upper 60s. The winds will stay out of the north most of the weekend before shifting back to the south late in the day on Sunday as the front is expected to lift back out of the region. Skies will remain mostly cloudy this weekend. On average is looks like 1.50″-2.50″ of rain will impact most of the Mid South with rain chances around 70% both days.

May be an image of map, sky and text that says 'STORM TEAM WEATHER wbbjtv.com WBBJ 7 FORECAST RAIN Monday 6:00 PM 1.5" 1.6" Union City 1.7" Tiptonville Martin 2.0" Dyersburg 1.7" Paris 2.0" renton 2.3" Ripley 1.6" 1.6" Huntingdon Camden Alamo 2.1" Brownsville 2.1" Covington 2.2" Jackson 2.2" Lexington 1.8" Parsons 2.9" Henderson 1.7" Memphis 2.4" Somerville 2.7' Bolivar 2.3" Selmer 2.3" Savannah'

 

NEXT WEEK:

Rain chances are expected to linger during the first half of the day on Monday before clearing out in the afternoon and staying away for most of next week. Highs will warm back into the upper 80s on Monday before returning to the mid 90s for the middle of the week. Clouds will hang around for most of the day on Monday but mostly sunny skies will return for the middle of the week. The winds will return to the southwest next week increasing both the temperature and the humidity.

FINAL THOUGHT:

We saw our first +100° day on the year in July and some more 100s could be possible over the next couple of weeks. It was the first 100° since July of 2012, as this is shaping up to be one of the hottest summers on record for West Tennessee. The official start of summer kicked off on Tuesday June 21st, and there will be more chances for severe weather and heat waves though as we approach the start of summer. 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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