End of cold temps and a look ahead to Easter weekend

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Freezing temps failed to materialize this morning across most of the Mid-South (not that we’re complaining!) thanks to a steady wind of about 10 mph and cloud cover that hung in most of the night. Lows were all pretty much in the mid 30s and no records were broken.

The Weather Service maintains a Freeze Warning tonight for much of west TN east of a line from Dyersburg to Somerville, as well as northeast MS, including Tupelo. The metro area will remain above freezing as south wind blows at 5-8 mph. Some outlying areas, particularly north and east of the city, could see some patchy frost if the wind dies down more than forecast. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s in the city and mid 30s in typically colder locations. I expect this will be the last gasp of winter and spring will finally take hold for good!

The warm-up really takes shape tomorrow as we reach 70 for a high and stay near that level through the upcoming Easter weekend. A storm system will bring a small chance of severe weather late Thursday afternoon through the night with dry conditions expected Friday and Saturday. Saturday will be the best day of the weekend with sunny skies and highs in the 70s. For Easter Sunday, sunrise services and morning activities should be OK, but by afternoon another strong frontal system approaches and showers and thunderstorms become likely. Plan your outdoor activities early in the day!

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