MEMPHIS – (localmemphis.com) Lets welcome August back to the Mid-south shall we? Before Tuesday, Memphis International Airport hadn’t hit 90° since August 12th; it was 92°. A weak front is draped over northern Mississippi keeping more clouds around, especially south of I-40. This same area will be the focus of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. We’re not looking at a severe threat but since there’s so much moisture out there, when it rains, it’s likely to pour. A ridge of high pressure will help drive up the heat and keep rain chances minimal for the rest of the week. It’ll also be plenty muggy with a heat index between 95 and 105 through Friday. A weak front will slide closer on Friday sparking a couple afternoon storms. Right now it doesn’t look like a wash out but heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible in storms that form. Meanwhile, the heat continues behind the front. Highs won’t skip a beat; staying in the low 90s through Tuesday of next week.
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