Check out all of the potential records that could be tied or broken below. First, tonight's overnight lows, which will be in the mid 60s in the metro. Circled temperatures are potential "warmest minimum temperature" records:
Saturday's highs will be break records all across the Lower and Mid Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Midwest:
And again Sunday morning, more record warm low temperatures are likely to be broken, including here at Memphis (the caveat to those cities on the western side of the map being that Sunday's frontal system will likely mean daily lows will be set in the evening rather than morning):
With another couple of days of warmth ahead, that must mean the frontal system will be a doozy huh? Well, maybe not... at least as far as severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center's outlook for Sunday (below) shows the most likely chance of severe weather well to our south, along the western and central Gulf Coastal region into eastern TX and Louisiana. The light green area (which includes the metro) basically means that thunder is possible but severe weather is not anticipated.
|SPC severe weather outlook for Sunday. The best chance of severe storms will be well to our south, though a rumble of thunder will be possible with the PM rain.|
As far as precipitation, a pretty healthy amount of water will be falling from the sky Sunday late afternoon through evening. We agree with this NWS map below (which agrees with computer models) that a good inch is likely and some places could see up to 2" is multiple downpours move overhead. Precipitable water (which measures the amount of moisture in a column of air over a point) will be nearly 1.5", which is near record highs as well (similar to a couple of those wet November events).
|Forecast rainfall amounts through Monday, according to the NWS.|
Behind Sunday's system, it'll be a bit cooler, but still well above normal temperature-wise. A mid-week system brings another chance of rain (much lower chances and less precip) but finally pushes temperatures back down to near normal (lower 50s for high, mid 30s for lows) to end the week.
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