It’s a word we haven’t had to use too much this winter, but yes, cold weather is making a comeback to the Mid-South! We had a cool day today as afternoon clouds and a northerly breeze kept temperatures in the 40s, but a true Arctic airmass is expected to move into the Mid-South behind a fast moving cold front on Friday night.
In the meantime, after a cold night tonight and another cool day tomorrow, milder weather will make a brief return Friday as highs return to the 50s. However, the change begins by Friday afternoon with the approach of the cold front. A few light showers may break out ahead of it, but significant and widespread rains are not expected. By far, the most noticeable impact will be the much colder temperatures left in its wake for the weekend!
|NAM model forecast for 3 PM Friday as Arctic cold front approaches the Mid-South|
The cold conditions will continue into Sunday as well, but southerly flow will be back in the picture by the start of the new work week, along with a chance of rain, and that will mean the return of the milder pattern that continues to dominate the overall season. By the middle of next week, readings are likely to be back in the 60s, and our next significant chance of rain and thunderstorms (possibly strong) may be on the horizon then as well. Of course, exact details on this system will need to be refined in the coming days, so be sure to stay with MemphisWeather.Net for the latest.
For the most up-to-date outlook for the Memphis metro area, check out the MWN Forecast.
--Kevin Terry, MemphisWeather.Net
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