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Published on June 19, 2024
Memphis Honors Juneteenth Amidst Cloudy Skies and Rising HeatSource: Google Street View

As Memphis commemorates Juneteenth, the weather appears to observe the solemnity of the occasion with mostly cloudy skies. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach a high near 90 degrees with a gentle east-southeast breeze of 5 to 10 mph.

The evening follows suit, maintaining the mostly cloudy ambiance as temperatures are anticipated to drop to a low of around 71 degrees. The light east wind persists, subtly stirring the night air, and giving a sense of calmness during this reflective time. Earlier today, the National Weather Service posted its latest update, ensuring residents can plan their Juneteenth commemorations with the weather in mind.

Looking forward to the remainder of the week, the forecast suggests a gradual increase in heat with Thursday and Friday both promising mostly sunny skies. Highs are expected to soar near 94 degrees on Thursday and even higher, to about 96 degrees, on Friday, as detailed by the National Weather Service. Both evenings echo the tranquility of the week with partly to mostly clear skies and lows comfortably lodged in the low 70s.

Starting Saturday until the early week, Memphis is bracing for a streak of sunny and hot days with highs teasing the upper 90s. "Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon," forecasts the NWS for Saturday, a message that seems to echo into Sunday and Monday, with Sunday night partly cloudy and lows edging towards the high 70s.

With only a modest chance of rain early next week, the possibility of showers and thunderstorms looms at 20 percent on Monday and increases to 30 percent by Tuesday. Regardless, the heat prevails as temperatures reach near 96 degrees on Monday and are expected to climb once again near 98 degrees on Tuesday.