FOX13 Forecast: Frigid start to Thursday

Updated:

10 PM Weather Update from Lindsey Monroe

The cold is settling in.

Temperatures have fallen in to the upper 20s with wind chills in the lower 20s [as low as 15° in Dyersburg right now.

Skies are partly cloudy with a northeast wind at 5-10 mph.

OVERNIGHT:

Mostly clear and cold.

East winds at 10 mph.

Low temps near 26°, wind chill values dropping to 13-20° through the Mid-South.

FRIDAY:

A warm front will push through during the date on Friday – increasing winds, temps, clouds, and rain chances.

We’ll start the day off on a cold note – temps in the mid 20s and wind chills in the teens under a mostly clear sky.

Clouds take over after lunchtime, with rain pushing in around 5 pm. Rain chance for Friday evening is 30%.

Winds will shift from the southeast and increase to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

High temperatures on Friday will occur right at midnight with temps in the mid 50s. Temps will continue to increase through the overnight into Saturday morning.

EXTENDED FORECAST:

Widespread showers and isolated storms are likely on Saturday with highs rebounding to 70°.

There is a chance some storms could be strong to severe late Saturday with a passing cold front. The threat is low for now – but we will be monitoring the risk closer to the weekend.

The cold front will also bring a MAJOR drop in temperatures – nearly a 40° in just 6 hours.

We’ll go from 70° Saturday afternoon – to the upper 20s early Sunday. Any leftover moisture could translate into a brief sleet event, but widespread impacts are not expected.

We’ll see wind chill values drop into the single digits by Monday morning. This is the coldest we’ve been yet this season.

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