Memphis--Unusually warm conditions for early December will come sharply to an end Sunday night. But not before a weekend that will see upper 60s Saturday and low to mid 70s Sunday. Clouds will blanket the area Saturday with scattered showers likely throughout the day. Unsettled weather will continue Saturday night, but a break in the rain will occur late Sunday morning through the mid afternoon. Late Sunday evening a weather system will arrive from the northwest bringing heavy rain and t-storms. While a couple of severe storms are possible, a severe weather outbreak is not expected. The greatest severe weather threat will be large hail and a few damaging wind reports. Geographically, the most favored area for strong storms will be northern Mississippi. Rain totals will exceed an inch in most of the Mid-South.
The weather story shifts away from the wet weather and to the return to winter-like conditions on Monday. Moisture should move out in time to prevent rain from changing to snow, but a couple of snow flakes cannot completely be ruled out for easternmost areas of the Mid-South. Tuesday and Wednesday morning will feature a hard freeze with a low in Memphis of 29 each morning. Daytime highs will only be in the mid 40s to begin the week. Slightly warmer weather will arrive mid to late week. Friday into the weekend will offer a new storm system bringing the chance of showers and t-storms.
-Meteorologist Mark Walden