After dealing with a bout of severe weather this past Sunday, this week has quickly turned around to become a nice first week of Fall, even as temperatures return to the lower and mid 80s, a bit above the seasonal average for late September. Another cold front is on the approach, however, which will take this already nice week and turn it into an even better weekend!
The front will move through the Mid-South Thursday night, but with the dry air over the region, rainfall will not be a concern with its passage, and even an increase in clouds will be hard to come by. Before the front’s effects are felt, Thursday afternoon could be a warm one across the area, with temperatures perhaps topping out in the upper 80s, but these are numbers not likely to return for quite a while.
With the front moving out of the way Friday, high pressure with Canadian origins will begin to build in, just in time for the weekend. With it, the coolest air of the early Fall season is expected to follow. With a pleasant northerly breeze, Friday through Sunday temperatures will remain in the 70s, and many areas will not climb out of the lower 70s, especially on Saturday. Very dry air means clouds will be very tough, if not impossible, to find. As winds lighten during the nighttime hours, in combination with the clear skies, some cool nights are on tap. Temperatures will bottom out near 50 Saturday and Sunday morning, and its quite likely the suburbs and outlying areas fall into the 40s. Even as the new work-week begins, the pleasant, dry weather will only continue, as highs remain in the 70s with lows in the 50s through at least Wednesday.
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--Kevin Terry, MemphisWeather.net
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