Another warm, though not particularly hot, week is ahead for Mid-Southerners with continuing dry conditions for the most part, which will exacerbate a developing drought scenario. The graphic above shows the abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions that exist across Shelby and Tipton Counties. The good news is that humidity will continue to be low, providing for pleasant conditions and somewhat cool mornings.
For the next few days, through the first half of Thursday, high pressure will dominate Mid-South weather. As it builds to our east, wind will shift to the south and humidity will increase slightly (though not to levels we saw this summer). High temperatures will be near 90 today and in the lower 90s Tuesday through Thursday with plenty of sunshine, while morning lows will be near 60 Monday morning and in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (slightly warmer in the city proper).
By Thursday afternoon, a cold front will approach the region. An increase in moisture will mean partly cloudy skies and lower 90s on Thursday and more clouds with a slight chance of rain Friday as the front stalls over the area. The increase in clouds Friday will keep the high temperature in the upper 80s. This weekend, the front will move back north as a warm front and bring warmer weather (90 degrees plus), though humidity remains moderate to low under sunny skies. Perfect weather for the Memphis Tigers home opener versus MTSU on Saturday evening!