Saturday, February 7, 2009

Great weather day... if you don't mind the breeze

After a cold winter, we've been blessed with a beautiful early February weekend. Though only a little sun intermittently pokes through the clouds and the wind is blowing steady at 15-25 mph with gusts near 30, temperatures are amazingly nice. At mid-day, most locations around the metro area are in the middle 60s with highs near 70 expected today. More clouds will be around tomorrow, but the wind will die down some, so the slightly "cooler" temperatures in the mid 60s will again provide for a nice day. No rain is expected through the remainder of the weekend - the clouds are just a sign of increased moisture in the atmosphere.

As we head into next week, a stormy pattern will set up, though temps will continue to be well above normal through Tuesday. Showers and some thunderstorms will move in Monday evening and continue off and on through Tuesday as a cold front nears the area, but high pressure to our east serves to hold it back just west of the Mid-South. We'll nonetheless be close enough that most areas will see rainfall and some thunder and lightning. The main system will move through Tuesday night or Wednesday, bringing a pretty good chance of thunderstorms and the possibility of severe weather not non-existent. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the Memphis area for a chance of severe weather during that time frame. Following that system, temperatures look to come back down closer to normal. I'll stay on top of the severe weather possibility and make sure you are kept informed via this blog and the MWN forecast.

Enjoy the weekend!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Do you know how I can found out how the weather was yesterday Feb 07, in Memphis. There are lots of sites which tell the weather prediction, but how about when one wants to know about the weather in previous days?!

Anonymous said...

I meant yesterday Feb. 6

MWN/Erik said...

Regarding the weather for yesterday, I'd be happy to help out. I do not have your email address to respond directly, so please go to my website www.MemphisWeather.net and fill out the "Contact Us" page under the Miscellaneous menu. Also, let me know exactly what information you are looking for (temperatures perhaps?).

Thank you!
--Erik, MemphisWeather.net

Anonymous said...

I did so!
Thanks,
Pedram

MWN/Erik said...

Pedram,

Memphis high temp for Friday was 68 and the low was 41. There was no rain recorded. I hope this is what you need. Please contact me as indicated above if you need more info.

Thanks,
--Erik

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)
Pedram