Week-ahead outlook: springtime rain, then springtime temps!

What a fabulous early spring weekend the Mid-South enjoyed! Saturday was near perfect, if it weren’t for all the pollen and junk floating around in the air! Temps reached the lower to mid 70s with abundant sunshine. Sunday, though cloudy, was still nice with highs in the upper 60s as the showers held off until evening. I even got some grilling done today after breaking a sweat on yard work yesterday!

The upcoming week is Spring Break week for all kids in Memphis City and Shelby County schools, and probably for other metro districts. For those staying in the Mid-South this week, you’ll be treated to more wonderful springtime weather once we get the early-week weather system out of here.

Low pressure will move from western AR tomorrow (Monday) morning very slowly through the region to middle Tennessee by Tuesday morning, followed by a distinct upper-level trough. This system will bring rain and scattered thunderstorms to the region on Monday – keep an umbrella with you if you venture out. It will also temper highs somewhat, keeping them in the lower 60s, and possibly falling back into the 50s by afternoon behind a cold front.

Clouds will stick around Tuesday as the upper-level trough moves over, though rain is not expected that day. Temperatures will remain cool Tuesday – in the lower 50s. Clearing takes place Tuesday night, then partly cloudy skies are expected through much of the rest of the week. Wednesday morning’s low could dip into the upper 30s in normally cooler areas, but highs will rebound into the upper 60s during the day. Look for lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s Thursday through next weekend with an 80 degree day not out of the question. For a complete look at the upcoming week’s forecast, click here for the MWN Forecast.

Just a reminder that MWN’s new iPhone app is now available and also works well on iPod Touch and iPad. Click the link in the footer of this blog to get it.  I’ve been told by one fan that “it’s the best $0.99 I ever spent!” Wow – I know I’ve spent $0.99 many times over and gotten great deals, so that’s a wonderful compliment! Maybe you should find out for yourself?

Finally, a huge shout-out to this blog’s favorite team – the Memphis Tigers basketball squad!  After defeating UTEP in the closing seconds of the Conference USA Championship on Saturday, they are headed to Tulsa to play the Arizona Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament on Friday.  GO TIGERS!

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