MEMPHIS – (localmemphis.com) Disclaimer: Excuse my typing if it’s a little jittery. I’m coming off of a spider incident last month. Short story before we talk about the hottest day of the year. Last night, I got home around 11 after the news. Carter, my Jack Russell, hopped off the couch to greet me and tell me he had to go outside. I kneeled down to say hello when he noticed a wolf spider racing across the kitchen floor. He ran over and bit it. When he did, at least 150 baby wolf spiders exploded out of the mother and scattered across the floor. I get goose bumps retelling the story. Anyway, on to the weather, that was the reason you clicked on this link right? The biggest weather story today is the heat. Memphis International hit 98° at 3:16 this afternoon. That's good enough to be labeled the hottest of 2013. Tonight, there’s a small chance of a shower or thunderstorm around. A weak cluster of storms to our north is drifting south. Today’s heat and a few other small weather features may allow more storms to pop between now and Monday morning. I’m sure lawns and gardens across the Mid-south would welcome the rain. The best chance at seeing it appears to be north of I-40 and east of the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, it’ll be another warm and muggy night with lows in the low and mid 70s by Monday morning. The extended weather story remains unchanged from previous days. High pressure will be firmly in control through Wednesday. That means highs well into the low 90s and no rain. A cool front will cross the area Thursday through Friday morning sparking scattered showers and thunderstorms. Right now we’re not excited or worried about severe weather with it. Friday afternoon will be downright delightful with highs in the upper 80s and comfy north/northeast wind. Those trends last through the weekend. Enjoy!
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Enjoy your Sunday night!
- Meteorologist Sean Parker