Tracking our next storm system

Tracking our next storm system

(WMC) - After a perfect weekend, it was an absolutely beautiful start to the work week and a warm one as well. The high temperature reached 80 degrees in Memphis Monday afternoon. That wasn't a record, but it was ten degrees above average.

Tuesday will be nice and mild, although temperatures will be about ten to fifteen degrees cooler, only reaching the mid to upper sixties. But we're keeping a close eye on Wednesday as our next storm system moves in.

A cold front will move from west to east through the Mid-South, bringing rain and thunderstorms to most if not all of the area. The front will move through during the early afternoon hours and will be east of our coverage area by early Wednesday evening.

We'll likely wake up to dry conditions Wednesday morning but a cloudy sky. By midday, rain and thunderstorms will move into central and eastern Arkansas. That line of rain and thunderstorms will likely cross the Mississippi River around or shortly after the lunch hour.

Right now, the threat for severe weather is low with this system; however, a few storms may be capable of producing some strong wind and small hail. Heavy rain is also likely to accompany this system. The line will move through rapidly and leave behind a cool dry pattern to end the week and start the weekend.

We'll continue to track this system and keep you updated as on air and on line.  Be sure you have the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app on your smart phone or iPad so you're always informed of the weather.

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