|Small hail covered the ground on Summer and White Station around 10am. Photo courtesy @bengalkatlady (Twitter)|
|Remnants of the hail 30 minutes later. Photo courtesy @bengalkatlady (Twitter)|
|Time sequence cross-sections of the Memphis hail storm. Courtesy Stu Ostro.|
From the south (backside) of these storms, mammatus clouds were present on the underside of the thunderstorm anvil clouds. The picture below was taken from Memphis International Airport looking north. Mammatus clouds are typically indicative of severe weather and extreme turbulence.
|Mammatus clouds on the storm producing hail to the north of this location. Photo credit MWN.|
|Shelf cloud as it approaches Mendenhall south of Mt. Moriah. Photo courtesy @nas38117 (Twitter)|
|Shelf cloud from a distance, taken in Collierville by Michael Hardeman.|
Looking ahead, a seasonal and very welcome pattern change is expected. Thanks to the rain today, for only the second time since March 11, temperatures remained below 70 degrees! As we head into the Easter weekend, high pressure will dominate, bringing very pleasant conditions with abundant sunshine, reduced humidity, and high temperatures in the upper 60s Friday and lower to mid 70s this weekend. A weak cold front will pass through early Sunday morning but only an increase in cloud cover is expected.
Another cold front that brings a shot of much cooler air arrives around Tuesday, further reducing temperatures to the 60s for the middle of next week. Overnight lows will be in the 40s Friday night and again for the middle of next week! Models are hinting at more rain chances late next week, but it's too early to say for sure now. In the meantime, enjoy some truly SPRINGLIKE conditions. A detailed look at the extended forecast can be found on the MWN Forecast page.
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