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Sunday Night Update
Sunday Night Forecast Update for January 8th:
A cold front has brought colder air the region and we’ll notice a much colder night ahead. High pressure will take over from here and we’ll wake up to some patchy frost and fog in the morning along with temperatures around freezing.
Patchy fog and frost overnight with a light northwest breeze around 5 mph. Overnight lows down to around 30 degrees.
A cold start with patchy frost followed by a warmup in the afternoon to around 52 degrees. Mostly calm winds under mostly sunny skies.
Partly cloudy and not quite as cold with lows in the mid 30’s and light southeast breezes 2 to 4 mph.
Tuesday Into Wednesday:
Tuesday into Wednesday look mostly dry but clouds will be common both days with a slight rain chance. Temperatures will top out around 60 Tuesday and 65 by Wednesday.
A strong and more winter like system will drop out of the Rockies into the Midsouth by Thursday evening bringing a good chance of storms. Temperatures will continue to be very mild into the afternoon Thursday ahead of the system as highs go into the 60’s.
Storms will move through quickly Thursday evening with cold air plunging into the area by Thursday night. Enough moisture may be in the area just as the colder air comes in late Thursday night into Friday. As the result, We can’t rule out a quick wintry mix into Friday morning but with previous temperatures in the 60’s and temperatures only falling into the mid 30’s any accumulations are not expected at this time. The temperature will fall quickly into Thursday night and Friday morning from the lower 60’s to the mid 30’s Friday morning but this -doesn’t- look like the major winter event we had around Christmas.
Next weekend looks to be dry as of now with partly to mostly clear skies but it will be a Winter weekend with temperatures only in the lower 40’s and upper 20’s for lows.
After the coldest Christmas in decades here in West Tennessee, much warmer weather is on the way as we start off the New Year. This warm up will lead to more rain chances and the potential for some stronger storms as we kick off 2023. We had our first confirmed tornado on January 3rd near Brownsville. The next chance for rain showers and maybe a few storms will return this weekend. 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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