A much calmer week ahead plus a peek at what Christmas Day will hold!

A much calmer week ahead plus a peek at what Christmas Day will hold!

The past week has been anything but calm! We have had thunderstorms to snow flurries with temperatures ranging from 20s to almost 70!

It’s snizzle, fo shizzle! Snow flurries/drizzle falling across the metro… @peteredmiston pic.twitter.com/cNhYmUcIQy

— MemphisWeather.net (@memphisweather1) December 17, 2019

Thankfully we have a much calmer pattern setting up for the coming week. The Southeast will begin a warming trend with mostly above average temperatures starting this weekend through perhaps the remainder of December. The average for this time of year is in the lower 50s meaning here in Memphis we will probably be seeing days with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.

Tuesday Night to Thursday

Earlier this morning we were lucky enough to see a few flurries! This was due to a little leftover moisture mixed with frigid air in the upper levels. This afternoon temperatures struggle to reach 40 but the remaining cloud cover will begin to move out. Tonight temperatures fall quickly into the 20s with overnight lows in the upper 20s. Some low lying areas may experience temperatures in the mid-20s just before sunrise on Wednesday. Throughout the day on Wednesday temperatures warm back up into the 40s by the afternoon. Lots of sunshine on Wednesday and into Thursday make mid-week chilly and bright.

Forecast Morning Temperatures on Wed. 4am (NWS) 
Forecast Afternoon Temperatures on Wed. 4pm (NWS) 

Friday and Saturday

Out the door temperatures for Friday will still be in the 20s but afternoon highs will finally be back into the lower 50s. Clouds return on Friday, starting off the weekend with a mostly cloudy and dreary day. There is an isolated chance at a shower on Friday afternoon, but rain chances increase slightly on Saturday. Overall accumulation will be very low and it is possible that some of us will not see any showers at all. Despite the lingering clouds and rain chance, Saturday’s temperatures will be in the mid 50s with overnight lows in the upper 30s.

Euro Forecast Cloud Cover Valid Friday Morning 7am (WeatherBell)

Sunday and Monday

Sunday and Monday continue the warming trend with afternoon highs in the upper 50s nearing 60 on Monday. Clouds decrease on Sunday leaving the start of the week very sunny. Overnight lows will be around 40 making the mornings chilly but thankfully not frigid! These seem to be the start of our above average trend but sunshine and 60s are hard to beat!

Way too early look at Christmas

It looks like Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are looking pretty nice! It is over a week away so we will have to keep an eye on if things change but for now very nice weather ahead for December the 25th! Above average temperatures will be seen across the southeast giving us a high around 60. Rain (and snow) chances look to be minimal giving Christmas Day a decent dose of sunshine but some high clouds are possible throughout the day ahead of our next system! Despite the increasing clouds lets hope Christmas will be Merry and Bright!

Paige Davide
MWN Meteorologist Intern

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