FIRST ALERT: Brief shot of rain or storms on Saturday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FIRST ALERT: Brief shot of rain or storms on Saturday

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A cold front will arrive in the Mid-South on Saturday and bring a narrow band of showers/downpours to most areas. A few strong storms are possible, mainly in northeast Mississippi and west Tennessee. It is not looking like a complete washout, but you will want to keep the poncho or rain gear handy. 

With rain showers possible during the morning, outdoor events, such as the Whitehaven Christmas Parade or the Memphis Tigers game, you need to remember to pack the rain gear as you could see some showers and thunderstorms pass. The Ole Miss game later Saturday evening will be dry but breezy and colder as the cold front will be out of the area.

TIMING: Light showers will start late in the morning and rain will gradually become widespread by noon. Showers and thunderstorms will be on and off for most of the afternoon. Rain will be possible through 3 p.m. along the front, but we will start clearing out after that. Cloud cover will gradually clear during the evening and it will be sunny by Sunday morning.

THREATS: The main threats will be heavy rain and lightning along. Rainfall totals will be around a quarter of an inch with locally higher amounts. There will be a very low threat for strong storms, but a few of them could produce gusty winds. 

SUNDAY: Skies will clear and weather will be much cooler as we push into Sunday. Highs will only warm into the 50s with mostly sunny skies. So if you are planning any yard work this weekend, you may want to wait to wait until Sunday.

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