Memphis--A weather system Tuesday night will bring clouds to the area and scattered sprinkles/showers mostly north of I-40. The clouds will mean milder temperatures tonight. A cold front will arrive late tonight and return a northerly breeze Thursday. This will keep temperatures from soaring across the northern 2/3rd’s of the area. Low 70s are, however, attainable in northern Mississippi. I increased the chance of rain Thursday to 30% as moisture returns to the Mid-South a little faster than expected. The band of showers will lift northward and by Thursday night the best chance of rain will be north of I-40. Isolated showers are possible Friday with a warm front just to our north. Saturday will be very warm. Mid 80s are almost a guarantee and upper 80s are not out of the question.
Saturday night a cold front will move into the Mid-South and linger. The Mid-South will be well removed from the strongest part of the storm system so the severe weather threat will be on the low side. A strong storm is possible Saturday night into early Sunday based on the available moisture and unseasonably warm temperatures. Sunday and especially Sunday night remain unsettled. I have the cold front pushing through the area early Monday morning ending the chance of rain before 9:00 a.m. Monday. Temperatures will drop some behind the front, but only to seasonable levels by Tuesday.
-Meteorologist Mark Walden