Summer's spring break is nearly over

Summer's spring break is nearly over

We came close but just shy of record cool air this morning. Mugginess will arrive Monday followed by a few storms Tuesday.
MEMPHIS -- Close, but no cigar on the record chill this morning. We had too many thin clouds streaming overhead for lows to fall to unforeseen levels. That said, it is still plenty comfortable for late July; afternoon highs have topped in the low 80s south of I-40. North of I-40 you've been hard pressed to get out of the 70s with a steady diet of clouds; fall anyone? As the title alluded, this cool down will be short lived. Humidity lovers your air comes back tomorrow, not quite to the oppressive values but certainly sticky. Monday is looking rain free, outside of a few showers near the Bootheel, but summery as highs climb close to the low 90s. As a ridge of high pressure currently centered over us moves east, our wind will change directions and come from the south again. The air to our south is where the mugginess lives and it'll be hauled into the Midsouth for the entire week. Meanwhile a few disturbances will arrive leading to scattered showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday. The set up doesn't scream severe weather but when heat and humidity get together with one of these 'disturbances', a few storms may try to put down extra wind, hail and rain. Another area of high pressure, this one in the upper levels of the atmosphere, builds in by Thursday. That takes our rain chance down and cranks our heat back up. We'll wrap up this week with highs well into the 90s, moderate humidity and a heat index close to 100°.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker
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