MEMPHIS, TN-- We are in the calm before the storm. The majority of today will be very pleasant with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 70's! Winds will begin to pick up this morning and will warrant a Wind Advisory. The Wind Advisory will begin at noon and will continue through Wednesday morning, indicating sustain winds near 25 miles per hour with higher gusts. The atmosphere will become increasingly unstable this afternoon and will lead to a sizable threat for severe weather tonight.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Mid-South (from I-55 and westward) in a Moderate risk for severe storms. The rest of the area eastward is under a Slight Risk for severe storms. Conditions and the atmospheric set-up will lead to isolated storms developing during the evening. Storms will have the potential to reach severe limits quickly with the threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Late tonight, any isolated storms will be swept up by an intense line of rain and storms. This line will push into the Memphis metro area between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Please have weather radios turned on tonight to alert you if severe weather arrives in your area.
Cooler air will arrive Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, but the coldest air will lag behind. Friday will be the coldest day, but the sunshine will make it manageable. There is a slight chance for showers on Saturday and another warm-up arrives early next week.