Nice Start to the Week, Few Late Week Showers, Storm Chances this Weekend
WBBJ 7 Forecast Update
WBBJ 7 Forecast Update:
After a mild weekend, the last week of summer looks to bring in some pleasant weather as well to West Tennessee. The winds will shift to the southeast later this week and that could usher in a few late week showers but most of us will stay dry until the weekend. Fall starts on Saturday and could bring a round of storms with it this weekend. Catch the full week’s forecast and the latest on some potential storm activity this weekend; all coming up here.
After a really nice and mild weekend, we saw the same on Monday and expect similar weather tonight across West Tennessee. Skies will remain mostly clear and the light winds will turn up calm by the morning. Rain showers are not in the forecast and overnight lows will fall down to the lower 50s. We should stay out of the 40s tonight due to the dry air mass.
Tuesday looks to be the driest day of the week. Although showers chances are slim for the rest of the work week, chances are lowest on Tuesday due to the low humidity. Expect mostly sunny skies and a light breeze out of the southeast. Tuesday highs should reach the low to maybe mid 80s for some of us. Tuesday night lows will be cool again and dropping into the mid 50s.
The humidity will increase a little bit on Wednesday and a weak low pressure system to the west of us will usher in a few more clouds. Showers are not likely but cannot be ruled out, especially areas west of Madison county. Highs on Wednesday will reach the mid 80s and Wednesday night lows will drop down to the low 60s. The winds should stay out of the southeast and be light during the day. Chances for rain sit around 10%.
An isolated light showers or two could linger early in the day on Thursday but most of us will not see any rain at all. Expect partly cloudy skies and mild weather. The southeast winds will keep the humidity up a bit and will allow highs to reach the mid 80s again. Thursday night lows will again fall down to the low 60s. Chances for rain sit at 20% with the best shot being near the Mississippi River northwest of Jackson.
As of now Friday night football looks like it is going to be great again across West Tennessee. We will see a mix of sun and clouds on Friday but rain chances look to be around 10% or less. It could be a tad breezy as a cold front will begin to get a little closer on Friday but the front is not expected to pass until the second half of the weekend. Highs on Friday will reach the mid 80s and Friday night lows will fall to the mid 60s. It will be a bit humid for the last day on Summer but overall the weather looks like it is going to quite nice.
Fall starts on Saturday folks! The next cold front looks to approach West Tennessee this weekend. The front may stall out as it gets closer to the Mid South but we are expecting chances for showers and storms late Saturday night into the day on Sunday. Obviously the timing could change a bit and depending in the timing of the front will determine our severe storm chances and overall chances for rain. Expect partly cloudy skies on Saturday and mostly cloudy skies on Sunday this weekend. Chances for rain is 20% Saturday night and 40% on Sunday as of now.
Highs on Saturday will reach the mid to upper 80s and we should cool down on Sunday with highs only making it up to around 80°. Saturday night will be warm and humid and that could set the stage for a round of storms. Saturday night lows will fall down to the mid 60s and Sunday night lows will drop down to the upper 50s again behind the front, it could even get cooler than that if the skies clear out by Monday morning. The winds will come out of the south on Saturday but switch back the northwest or west on Sunday after the front passes.
Warmer weather will stick around for the last week of summer as fall officially starts on Saturday. Another cold front is coming this weekend and will only drop temperatures a few degrees but could bring the best chance for thunderstorms in over a month. The tropics look to be relatively quiet with no major threats to the USA for the last week of Summer, but we are not done yet with hurricane season. We got you covered in the WBBJ 7 Storm Team Weather Center as always.