MEMPHIS, TN--Isolated showers and storms have made an appearance throughout the afternoon. Coverage of storms will increase through the evening and overnight. The Storm Prediction Center has included the entire Mid-South in a Slight Risk for severe weather. This means the area is favorable for storms containing large hail, damaging winds, and possibly a tornado. A Tornado Watch is in effect for areas west of the Mississippi River until 9 p.m., but it is likely this watch area will be extended eastward to include the Memphis metro area later this evening. A squall line with embedded thunderstorms will slide into the Mid-South by 8 p.m. and will continue eastward. The Memphis metro area will be impacted by storms and heavy rain between 10 p.m. and midnight. Isolated storms ahead of this line are likely earlier in the evening.
Heavy rain will continue overnight through Monday morning. Meanwhile, temperatures will begin to sharply decline after 3 a.m. Monday morning. High temperatures will be reached at midnight and will fall throughout the day Monday. The bulk of the rain will exit the region by late morning, but any lingering moisture could result in a light wintry mix as cold air arrives. Clouds will begin to clear the area from west to east tomorrow.
Temperatures will drop into the lower and middle 20's Monday night. Chilly weather will stick around for the majority of the week before returning to a milder pattern by Friday.
Change the batteries in your weather radio and have it turned on this evening. Most locations will be impacted by the most intense part of the squall line after bedtime and you may need to rely on a weather radio to stay informed. Keep it tuned to the ABC24 Weather Center for continuous updates.