A roller coaster ride with temperatures this week - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A roller coaster ride with temperatures this week

A roller coaster ride of temperatures this week A roller coaster ride of temperatures this week
Mid-south (WMC) -

This week you'll need sunglasses, t-shirts, shorts, raincoats, an umbrella, sweatshirts, and jackets.  It's that kind of a week in the Mid-South.  

The week begins with near record-high temperatures as high pressure combines with ample sunshine and a southerly flow to push the mercury to near 90 for mid-October, when the average highs should be in the mid-70s.  

But don't get too accustomed to this pattern, because as is typical for mid-October, it will change. A cold front will enter the area Thursday, bringing a chance for rain followed by much cooler, drier air.  

Thursday will likely be somewhat cloudy with showers for much of the day and more seasonable temperatures with highs in the mid-70s. The coolest air will arrive Friday, as sunshine returns with afternoon highs only reaching the mid to upper 60s and overnight lows falling into the 40s.  

That will allow the week to end almost 20 degrees cooler than it started.  If that's a little too chilly for your liking, don't worry, because as is also typical for mid-October, that won't last long.  

The dry pattern will remain in place through the weekend, but high temperatures will warm into the low to mid 70s.  Temperatures are expected to continue increasing into the beginning of next week, climbing back into the upper 70s to lower 80s before another system moves in as early as the middle of next week.  

As it looks now, that system could bring thunderstorms to the Mid-South followed by another round of cooler temperatures.  

You can keep up with the changing weather on your smart phone or iPad just by downloading the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app.  You'll have current weather information, hour by hour forecast, a ten day forecast, and special messages and alerts to changing weather from First Alert Weather Team.

Click here to download for Android.

Click here to download for iPhone.

Get the app today.  It's free and it's your key to roller coaster weather that often comes with October in the Mid-South.  

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