Still watching weather for the Barbecue Cooking Contest


Very little has changed with regards to the expected weather pattern for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest which kicks off today and continues through Saturday. You can view my previous forecast post here.

A cold front will move into the region tonight, pushing slowly through metro area during the day Friday and stalling out over north MS on Friday night and Saturday. The presence of the front, along with abundant moisture and instability, will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop beginning late tonight and lasting through Friday. Most activity is expected to die off Friday evening, though more scattered precipitation will be around on Saturday. The severe weather threat is marginal as most of the necessary dynamics will be east of the region, from middle TN into the mid-Atlantic. However, an isolated strong storm could produce a brief high wind gust or small hail, especially during peak heating hours on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

For a complete look at the forecast, please visit the MWN Forecast at In addition, if you are hanging out downtown this weekend and need a quick check of radar or the forecast, check out MWN Mobile on your web-enabled handheld device ( for the latest conditions, forecast information, and the best web-based radar in Memphis – StormView Mobile Radar.

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