Showers Out, Cold Continues, Sunshine Returns Friday
Thursday Evening Forecast Update
Thursday Evening Forecast Update for February 2nd
As the skies clear out tonight temperatures will drop down into the mid 20s. The below freezing temperatures could lead to some slick spots on roads that have water on them to freeze. Some black ice could pop up so be careful on the roads Friday morning. The wind chill could fall into the teens in the morning too. Plenty of sunshine is coming for Friday but highs will not hit 40°. Warmer weather will return this weekend and rain showers will return in the middle of next week as well. Catch the full forecast coming up here.
By Thursday evening all the showers should move out to the south with areas along the Mississippi border seeing the rain linger the longest into the night.
High temperatures only reached the mid 30s and hung around there most of the day. Thursday night lows are expected to drop down to around to the mid 20s by Friday morning. The winds will be a bit breezy and stay out of the north overnight making the wind chill feel into the low 20s or high teens by sunrise Friday
The sun will return on Friday but the temperatures will remain chilly. We will start out in the mid 20s and reach up to the mid to upper 30s in the afternoon. The reason we will not warm up much is because the winds are going to stay out of the north on the back side of the system. Friday night lows will dip into the low 20s.
As of now the weekend looks dry across West Tennessee. We should see mostly cloudy skies on Saturday as southeast winds will return but that will also help us warm up to the upper 40s into the afternoon. Saturday night lows will drop into the mid 30s and we should finally warm back up above normal on Sunday with highs reaching the mid 50s. Sunday night lows will fall down to around 40°. Expect partly cloudy skies this weekend and the winds will come out of the south or southwest. Next week looks to start out warm and rain chances look to return by next Tuesday.
We are looking at a very warm start to next week with highs up around 60° for Monday and Tuesday. Clouds will be off and on during the day on Monday but the rain is expected to hold off until Tuesday afternoon. The rain will likely continue into the day on Wednesday but the temperature will remain in the upper 50s. Thursday temperatures could reach the mid 60s ushering in a chance for some storms as well. We could see a few storms mixing on in Tuesday night as well and we will be keeping a close eye on that situation over the weekend. Monday night lows will only fall down to around 50° and Tuesday night lows will drop into the mid 40s. The winds will come out of the south early in the week before transitioning back to the northwest maybe late in the week depending on it the next front stalls out or not.
After the coldest Christmas in decades here in West Tennessee, warmer weather returned for the start of the new year, but some cooler weather will move in to wrap up the month and stick around into February. The next winter storm is coming this week. Ice accumulations will be likely so please travel smart and listen to local authorities for more information. 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