MEMPHIS--Temperatures dropped 30 degrees in less than 5 hours across the Mid-South in response to a strong cold front that sliced through the area Friday evening. Strong winds led the change in weather conditions knocking out power to more that 11,000 MLGW customers Friday night. Saturday, temperatures will remain unseasonably cold with high temperatures struggling to reach the upper 50s. Spotty light showers are likely Saturday morning, but many areas will be mostly dry during the day. Showers will return to the area, especially along and north of I-40 after sunset and last through Saturday night. Sunday will be partly sunny, cool and mostly dry. Clouds Sunday night will prevent most areas from seeing a frost, but it will be very cool with temperatures reaching the upper 30s to low 40s. A warming trend will take us through mid week and highs will return to the mid 70s by Wednesday. Isolated showers are possible Wednesday & Thursday. Showers may be more numerous next Friday. Temperatures will cool again towards the end of next week.
-Meteorologist Mark Walden