Near record chill tonight; summery heat later

Near record chill tonight; summery heat later

We have a shot at putting July 28, 2013 in the record books.
Clear skies? check. Light wind? check. Dry air? check. We've got a recipe for some of the coolest air July 28th has ever seen in the Midsouth. Lows Sunday morning will drop into the low and middle 60s. Officially the record low at Memphis International Airport is 65°, my forecast matches that. If you live north of I-40 you may drop into the upper 50s if the conditions are right. The only fly in the cool air ointment will be a few passing clouds, they have a warming effect overnight. Either way, be prepared with an extra sleeve to start Sunday. High pressure will keep the rain away through Monday but the heat comes back by then; highs will be around 91°. Classic summery weather resumes Tuesday and Wednesday with a few thunderstorms each afternoon and highs in the low 90s. Another ridge of high pressure sets up shop, this one in the upper levels of the atmosphere, by Thursday; we've talked about what that does for us. If you missed that conversation, it drives up heat and keeps rain chances low. Highs Thursday through Saturday will be in the mid and upper 90s with a solid dose of humidity.

To sum it all up, we will experience 3 seasons (Spring, Fall & Summer) in that order, over the next 48 hours. Got a question about the weather? Send me an email You can also follow me on twitter: @SeanMParker (The 'M' is for Michael)

Enjoy your weekend!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker

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