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Published on June 21, 2024
Memphis Braces for Scorching Weekend with Mid-90s Temps, Possible Storm Relief Next WeekSource: Trevorbirchett, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

As we edge into the heart of summer, Memphis residents can expect to bask in steadily climbing temperatures in the coming week. The National Weather Service anticipates a surge of warmth with today's forecast showing a close-at-hand high of 94°F and a low tonight of a comfortable 75°F. The heat doesn't plan on taking a break anytime soon. Saturday and Sunday look to dial up the thermostat even further, with highs flirting with the mid-90s.

With the calm wind wavering between the east and the southwest, forecasters expect the days to start mostly sunny, transitioning into partly cloudy evenings. Providing little relief from the heat, the nights are set to stay warm, anticipating not dropping much below the mid-70s. While the weekend will boast clear skies, a notable shift arrives early next week with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms come Tuesday afternoon.

The rhythm of summer in Memphis isn't skipping a beat with these upcoming conditions. Monday continues the pattern of clear skies and sweltering highs nearing 97°F, according to the National Weather Service. As the week progresses, the chance for showers and thunderstorms edges up, reaching a crest on Wednesday with a 50 percent likelihood—a welcome interruption to the recent bout of extensive sunshine and all that it harbors.

However, for those hoping for a significant cool-down, the weather gods aren't inclined to oblige just yet. Even with the promise of storms mid-week, temperature highs are still expected to hover in the low 90s. Ensuring that summer makes its presence indelibly known, the nights will follow suit, barely kissing the lower 70s.