Memphis--Rain and fog will continue through about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. After 3:00 a.m. drier and colder air will push southward sweeping rain away from the Mid-South. Clouds will thin during the morning and a sunny sky is coming for Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures however, will remain colder than normal with highs struggling to reach 50 degrees Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday morning will be the coldest over the next 7 days. Freezing temperatures will affect the entire region with a low of around 32 in Memphis. North of Memphis and closer to the Tennessee River, mid to upper 20s are likely. The cold spell will be short lived, and by Wednesday afternoon highs return to the upper 50s.
The warming trend will continue for several days. As a result the end of the week, weekend and early next week will be unseasonably warm. Southerly winds on Friday will transport gulf moisture into the area allowing isolated showers to develop Friday and Friday night. Very isolated showers may continue over the weekend as well. However the main weather story this weekend will be highs in the 70s by Sunday; not very December-like.
-Meteorologist Mark Walden