FIRST ALERT: Showers could dampen your weekend - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FIRST ALERT: Showers could dampen your weekend

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The 1981 song by Loverboy says, “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend.”

 If that is the case for you, Saturday is looking much better for outdoor plans than Sunday.

As we push into our Saturday morning we are looking at early morning temperatures in the 60s regionwide with partly cloudy skies. South winds will help temperatures continue to warm and become more and muggier through the afternoon.

The good news is if you plan on running the Big River Crossing’s Race Across the River the weather is looking on point for runners.

Pushing into our afternoon on Saturday we are looking at highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s regionwide with those partly cloudy skies. It will be a bit muggier outside thanks to the south winds pushing in moisture ahead of a cold front that will move in during our Sunday.

Sunday morning, we are looking at clouds and rain for portions of Eastern Arkansas. That rain will move into North Mississippi and portions of Western Tennessee by midday. Highs will struggle to warm into the middle to lower 70s regionwide on our Sunday thanks to the clouds and rain expected.

We could see some heavier downpours with some lightning and thunder as showers push across the region. Forecast models are indicating around 1 inch of rain for most of the area with some higher amounts near the Tennessee River valley and Northeaster Arkansas.

If you have plans for Sunday, it might be a good idea to have alternate plans in place if you get rained out of your weekend plans.

Rain could stick around early on our Monday, but as that front continues to push east we will see the rain chances diminish. 

Depending on how fast this front moves out of the region will determine how wet the morning commute will be on Monday. 

We will clear the clouds through the remainder of the week and we will then see sunshine and much cooler, fall feeling, temperatures as we move into mid to late week, next week.

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