Mostly Dry & Nice Labor Day Weekend for West Tennessee

WBBJ 7 Forecast Update

WBBJ 7 Forecast Update:

Although we cannot rule out a few showers tonight (south of Jackson having the best shot), overall the holiday weekend looks mostly dry and nice. It will not be too hot or humid so be sure to make some outdoor plans. The next shot for a few showers will be on Labor Day but we are not expecting much. Warmer weather with isolated showers chances will linger into next week. Catch a live look at the radar before you head out to catch some football tonight and we will have your full three day weekend forecast coming up here.

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Things started to warm up a bit Friday as the winds came more out of the southeast into the afternoon and evening. This allowed temperatures to reach back up into the mid 80s. We cannot rule out a shower or two tonight, especially south of Madison county but most of us will be dry. Friday night lows will fall down to the upper 60s. Partly cloudy skies are likely during the evening and it was a bit warm for Friday night football but nothing like it was last week when the games had to be pushed back because of the heat.


As of now we are not expecting much for rain this weekend but a stray shower or two cannot be ruled out. Winds will come out of the south this weekend which will keep the humidity up and could fuel some pop up shower activity, but overall confidence is that is low as of now. We will be keeping an eye on it though as the weekend progresses.

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The southerly winds will help warm up back up around normal with highs into the upper 80s or near 90° this three day weekend. Overnight lows will drop down to the upper 60s or low 70s. Partly cloudy skies are expected this holiday weekend but there will be extended periods of sunshine as well, especially if the rain chances do not materialize.

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Warmer weather looks to continue into next week. Highs look to stay in the low 90s and overnight lows will drop down to the low 70s keeping us above normal most of next week. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and the winds look to come out of the south or southeast until late into the work week when the next front may try to move through our area.

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Chances for rain appear to be low although a quick heat and humidity driven pop up shower cannot be ruled out each day next week. It is tough top tell which day next week we will most likely encounter some rain as of now but chances are 20% at best each day. Overall, it appears to be a hot and dry week for the most part across West Tennessee.


Highs are expected to to warm back into the upcoming holiday weekend with the winds returning back to the southeast. The rain and storm chances are slim to none until the weekend, but chances increase as the temperatures warm up and humidity increases some into next week.  The heat and humidity will be a factor on Sunday and linger into early next week. The tropics are starting to heat up and more hurricanes could be possible in September but there appears to be no imminent threat as we start the month. 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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