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Published on April 20, 2024
Memphis Weekend Weather: Sporadic Showers Possible, Clearing Up for Sunny MondaySource: WillyBearden, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Memphians might want to keep an umbrella close at hand with a chance of showers over the weekend and into the early week, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict sporadic rain today with a 20 percent chance before and after the peak sun hours, and temperatures hanging in the low 60s. "A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm," the NWS noted, underscoring the temperamental spring gestures of the sky.

The skies will remain mostly cloudy today as the NWS reports a steady northeast wind blowing at up to 25 mph. As the evening rolls in, the likelihood of rain increases slightly to 30 percent, bringing with these showers a cooler night with lows around 49. Winds will continue from the north northeast but are expected to simmer down, providing a gentler nighttime breeze.

Entering Sunday, the chance of precipitation will drop to a meager 10 percent before 7am, followed by a day that should see the clouds retreat and give way to clearer skies in the afternoon. The temperature is anticipated to mirror Saturday's high, brushing up to 63 degrees with persistent north northeast winds providing a cooler touch to the air.

Looking ahead to Monday, the sun comes out in full force, with the NWS forecasting a bright day with the mercury rising to a comfortable 67 degrees. "Monday Sunny, with a high near 67," stated the NWS, delivering reprieve from the unsettled weather seen during the weekend. Monday's evening sky will remain clear as the weather eases into a series of sunny days, setting up a warm and vibrant week ahead. South winds will take the reins by Monday night, suggesting a shift in the weather pattern.

Temperatures will gradually climb, reaching a peak of around 73 degrees by Tuesday. The warmup swings into full stride midweek, promising several days of mostly sunny conditions with highs hovering in the low to mid-70s, culminating in a potential spike up to nearly 80 degrees by Friday, with occasional chances for showers and thunderstorms cropping up in the forecasts.

Memphis residents keen on tracing the whims of early spring weather can stay updated on these changes by visiting the NWS website.