A strong late spring cold front is moving through the region today and has sparked thunderstorms, mainly to the east of the Memphis metro area over the past hour. Some scattered showers trail the front over northeast AR. For the rest of today, I think the thunderstorm chances for the metro are slim, though a few of those showers could affect the region through about the dinner hour. I certainly am not expecting a washout today for the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest or other outdoor events.
By this evening, drier and cooler air will be filtering into the Mid-South on gusty northerly wind. Strong, seasonally cool, high pressure behind the front will make for a very nice week ahead. Temperatures will fall to below normal levels - even a few cool nights early in the week. Temps will moderate to near normal levels as the week goes on and rain chances re-appear late in the week. Get your complete Memphis area forecast at MemphisWeather.net.
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