Much Cooler Thursday, Another System Coming this Weekend!

Thursday Night Forecast Update

Thursday Night Forecast Update for September 22nd:

Fall officially started out a bit chilly as a cold front quickly moved through West Tennessee early Thursday. The northerly winds will allow a dry atmosphere to move in tonight, leading to a mostly sunny and cool day for Friday. Southwest winds will warm us back up a bit this weekend, but could bring in a few showers. We will talk more about potential rain chances this weekend and we are tracking a storm system that is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane next week. Catch the latest details and the rest of your local forecast coming up below.

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Fall officially started Thursday, and temperatures dropped quickly today behind a front. Some clouds may stick around tonight and the breezy north winds will weaken as the night goes on but stay out of the north. The front will not be bringing much for any rain showers tonight. Thursday night lows to fall back down in the low to mid 50s by Friday morning, so expect a cool night.

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A cooler and mild day looks to be heading our way on Friday. Highs will only reach the upper 70s or low 80s and Friday night lows will fall down to the upper 50s. The winds will come out of the northeast on Friday and mostly sunny skies will again dominate over the region.  Friday night football games look really good with temperatures being in the low 70s for kick off and 60s by the end of the games.


Another cold front will move through over the weekend and this time, we might see some rain showers or weak storms accompanying the front as is slides through West Tennessee. Highs on Saturday will reach back up to around mid 80s before the system passes by sometime late Saturday or early Sunday. Chances for rain will get started late Saturday and hang around most of the day on Sunday. We are keeping a close eye on the situation for any potential severe weather that may try to develop depending on the timing of the front. Rain chances are not great and sit at 30% on Saturday and 40% on Sunday. Highs on Sunday will drop back down into the low to low to mid 80s depending on the cloud cover. Saturday night lows will fall into the mid 60s and Sunday night lows will fall down to the mid to upper 50s. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Saturday and mostly cloudy skies will move in during the day on Sunday.


For the first full week of fall across West Tennessee. it is going to feel quite fall like. Highs will hang around the upper 70s or low 80s most of next week. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny and the humidity will be quite low as well with a light breeze out of the north keeping mild conditions around. Overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 50s. It should be a good week to turn off the AC and save a few dollars and let the weather keep you cool. Rain chances are not expected for the first half of the week. We will be keeping a close eye in the Gulf of Mexico for a potential hurricane to make landfall somewhere along the gulf coast late next week. The storm could bring some rain our way, but it is too early to tell exactly where this storm will be heading by the end of next week.


According to the National Hurricane Center… Hurricane Fiona is expected to move to the north away from Caribbean this week and passing very close to the Island of Bermuda. With winds up to 115 MPH now, Fiona has become a category 3 hurricane. The storm could strengthen to a category 4 storm this week as it moves back out into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is NOT expected to impact the USA.  There is another cluster or storms we are watching that could become the next hurricane and drift into the Gulf of Mexico next week.  The next update comes out from the National Hurricane Center will come out tonight at 10pm.

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Although we enjoyed a few fall like days during the middle of September, it looks like the last heat wave of the summer is over on September 22nd, just in time for the beginning of fall. There will be more chances for severe weather but overall, September is typically low for severe weather development.  The tropics have been somewhat quiet so far but usually begin to heat up towards the beginning of fall and we are starting to monitor a few systems that could move into the Gulf of Mexico. 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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