A reprieve from the humidity and downpours is on the horizon

Over the last week we saw quite a few showers and storms across the area, some with very intense rainfall that produced multiple inches of rain in spots. Our temperatures over the last week have sat near normal, so that’s good! Near average temperatures will continue for the next few days before potentially dropping to below normal! The 6-10 day outlooks for temperature and precipitation look promising. We could have both below normal temperatures and precipitation!

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This weekend

After we top out near 90, Friday night lows will drop to the mid 70s. Saturday we will top out near 90 under partly cloudy skies. A very isolated shower or storm is possible in the afternoon. Once the sun sets and we head into nighttime hours, clouds will clear early and temperatures will drop to the mid 70s. Heading into Sunday, there exists a slight chance of a shower in the morning as a front moves through. After possible isolated showers the temps will top out near 90 under partly cloudy skies. Sunday heading into Monday lows will drop to the upper 60s. “Upper 60s, you hear me?!?”

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This upcoming week

The beginning of this week will feel much better then much of this summer. This is because a cold front is expected to come through, dropping both the temperatures and dewpoints (leading to overall lower humidity). 
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This is the Saturday evening surface map showing that the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is expecting a cold front to pass through the Memphis area. A cold front is denoted by the blue triangles on the right side of the blue line. 
Monday during the day we will top out near 90, but it won’t feel too terrible as the humidity should be rather low. Monday night and into Tuesday temperatures will again drop to the upper 60s. Tuesday’s temperature will be very similar to Monday, so expect low humidity, and partly cloudy skies. Tuesday night and into Wednesday will be similar to previous nights as temperatures will drop to the upper 60s. Wednesday in the afternoon hours, we will peak in the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Heading into Thursday temperatures will drop to the upper 60s for the fourth night in a row! It may be a good idea to open the windows overnight to let in some of that cool air.
Thursday’s temperature will top out in the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Thursday night lows will drop to near 70 under partly cloudy conditions. Friday afternoon temperatures will top out near 90, with a slight chance of showers, and partly sunny skies. 

Beyond One Week

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is predicting a rather nice few days near the end of next week and the beginning of the following. Between the dates of August 20th-24th the temperatures are expected to be below normal, and precipitation is expected to be below normal. This will hopefully mean that we will be in store for a pleasant, dry period next weekend as well! 
6 to 10 Day Outlook - Precipitation Probability
The CPC is predicting below normal precipitation for the Memphis area from August 20th to August 24th.  

6 to 10 Day Outlook - Temperature Probability
The CPC is expecting below normal temperatures for the Memphis area from August 20th to August 24th.   

Max Magness
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