Steady as she goes before midweek changes

Steady as she goes before midweek changes

A front remains draped over the mid-south. It's acting as a spark for showers and storms through at least Tuesday.

MEMPHIS -- A frontal boundary has dug its heels into the Mid-south and is refusing to leave. As a result, we stick with a persistent forecast of clouds, humidity and off and on storms. Many storms will fizzle out through late Sunday night but isolated showers remain. Temperatures will be slow to fall because of scattered clouds; we'll bottom out in the mid 70s Monday morning. Speaking of Monday morning, showers and thunderstorms will be on going at the bus stop. We're not concerned with severe weather but lightning and heavy rain are very real threats. Rain gauges across the Mid-south added 2-3" in isolated spots on Sunday. More storms will be moving over those same areas Monday and Tuesday leading to a flash flood possibility; turn around don't drown. Storms remain off and on through Monday afternoon; some may get strong with wind, lightning and heavy rain. Meanwhile, highs Monday with plenty of humidity will still be near 90°. The cycle continues Tuesday and Wednesday with rain a mainstay in our lives. Wednesday afternoon at the earliest is when this will end. A kicker system from our northwest will shove this stubborn front toward the gulf coast. As that happens, drier air will take over. That means it won't be so humid and rain chances go down Thursday through the weekend. Highs will be cool by August standards; topping in the upper 80s. As I type this and look over our highs so far this summer, I can't help but notice that Memphis hasn't hit 100° since July 30, 2012. Yes, I know the heat index has made it feel like it so many times, but that thought is very pleasant. Hopefully I didn't jinx it.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker

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