Parts of the Mid-South abnormally dry

Parts of the Mid-South abnormally dry

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The chances for rain are extremely low over the next week and a half.

We are entering a dry pattern in the Mid-South with a high pressure system centered over the area. Most of Mississippi is still abnormally dry, but Tennessee and Arkansas are not dealing with any drought conditions at this point.

Thankfully, our rainfall amounts are about an inch above normal for the month in most of the Mid-South. We will likely end January with average precipitation.

We received 4.26 inches of rain this month in Memphis, which is about an inch above average. Jonesboro also received an inch more than normal and Tupelo is nearly two inches above average for precipitation.

Rain chances are less than 20 percent through next Thursday, but we are tracking a return to wet weather next Friday and Saturday. The First Alert Weather team is always fine tuning the long-range forecast, so we recommend checking the WMC Weather App daily for the forecast.

You can download the WMC Weather App for free on your Android or Apple device.

FEBRUARY OUTLOOK: We are expecting next month to be average for precipitation. It is also expected to be overall slightly warmer than normal, but a few cold days are expected in February.

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