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Published on April 09, 2024
Memphis Braces for Week of Storms, Heavy Rain Predicted Through ThursdaySource: Unsplash/ Todd Diemer

The National Weather Service in Memphis has forecasted a wet week ahead, with showers and thunderstorms expected to persist through Thursday. According to the latest update on NWS website, the humidity stands at a sticky 97% early today, with a mix of rain and fog reducing visibility to five miles and temperatures holding steady in the low 60s.

Today, residents can expect heavy downpour with the possibility of a thunderstorm as the high peaks at around 67 degrees. The southeasterly winds will be blowing at a brisk 10 to 15 mph, and the chance of precipitation is pegged at a soggy 100%. Forecasters predict new rainfall amounts to fall between a quarter and half of an inch.

The deluge is set to continue into the night, carrying into Wednesday with similar conditions. Up to three quarters of an inch of rain is expected to puddle on Wednesday, with temperatures hovering near the 70-degree mark. The showers and potential storms are not likely to let up until Thursday night. By then, the city would have seen an extensive soaking, with new rainfall estimates ranging between three quarters and one inch.

Thursday will offer a brief respite from the relentless rainfall with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be breezy, though, as northwesterly winds pick up to 15 to 20 mph with the prospect of higher gusts. Residents longing for clearer skies are in luck starting Thursday night, as the forecast calls for a clear evening with lows dipping to around 48 degrees.

Looking ahead, the weekend is shaping up to be a welcome break from the inclement weather, with sunny conditions forecasted from Friday right through to Sunday. Memphis can bask in a high of near 77 degrees over the weekend, providing that perfect spring warmth. A slight hiccup may arrive on Monday, with a 20 percent chance of showers amid mostly sunny skies and a high reaching towards a balmy 78 degrees.