Storm Threat Returns Wednesday Evening to West TN!
Wednesday Night Forecast Update
Wednesday Night Forecast Update for January 18th:
The gusty rain storms are beginning to move out of West Tennessee and just some good ole fashion rain will continue for a couple more hours tonight for most of us. We avoided any severe weather or tornadoes today which was fantastic. Cooler weather will move in Thursday afternoon behind the front. We will be tracking the radar one more time tonight and have a detailed look at the cool down on the way. Oh by the way, there is a chance for snow returning into the middle of next week as well…. details below.
Wednesday evening will be warm and humid with temperatures staying in the mid 60s and overnight lows falling down to around 50°. The winds will be quite pesky most of the night and come out of the south between 15-20 MPH. Rain showers and storm chances will decrease in intensity and coverage as the night goes on. Most of us should be dry by Midnight.
The showers and storms should move out before the sun comes up on Thursday and we are expecting cooler and mild weather to stick around for the end of the work week and start of the weekend. Highs will reach up to the mid 50s on Thursday before falling behind the front down to around freezing by Friday morning. The skies will clear our during the day and mostly clear skies can be expected overnight. The winds will be quite gusty most of the day and come out of the west between 15-20 MPH.
Friday is going to be pretty chilly day but we should stay dry and see a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs on Friday will only reach the upper 40s and will again drop down near freezing overnight into Saturday morning. The winds on Friday are forecast to come out of the northwest and be light between 5-10 MPH.
The weekend is going to start our cool and dry. Highs on Saturday will reach the low 50s and overnight lows will fall down to the upper 30s. We should see plenty of sunshine early in the day but clouds will return in the evening and rain showers will try to return overnight into Sunday morning. We are expecting it to be too warm to produce any snow as of now, but it the forecast drop 3-4°, it could be something we start to discuss. Highs on Sunday will reach up to around 50° and the showers should clear out into the afternoon for most of us. Sunday night lows will again be chilly and fall down into the mid 30s. The winds look to come out of the northeast on Saturday and more out of the northwest on Sunday helping to keep the temperatures down a bit.
We should get a break from the rain on Monday but it is going to be quite chilly most of the day and week. Skies will be partly cloudy and the winds will come out of the northwest on Monday. Highs will reach the mid 40s for the first half of next week. Overnight lows will play a big factor on if we just get a cold rain or the possibility of some snow mixing in, especially Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Rain will return for sure on Tuesday and last into the first half of the day on Wednesday, but if the temperature drops down near freezing, it might not all be rain. As of now morning lows early next week are forecast to fall down between 33-37° each morning.
After the coldest Christmas in decades here in West Tennessee, warmer weather has returned for most of the start of 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 on Wednesday. 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.