Cold blast to follow rainy Friday

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It has been a wet Friday so far across portions of the Mid-South, and we are going to keep with rain in the forecast through the afternoon and evening.

Off-and-on showers with heavy downpours at times will continue along with cloudy skies for those not seeing rain. Locations in north Mississippi look to see the heaviest rain during our Friday. Rain will stay lighter for portions of northeast Arkansas and west Tennessee the farther north of Interstate 40 you go. We will see highs only warm into the 50s to the north of Memphis, with locations south of Memphis warming into the 60s.

TODAY: Cloudy, off-and-on rain. Winds: Southeast at 5 to 10 mph. High: 62.

TONIGHT: Rain exiting the region late tonight. A brief wintry mix over northeast Arkansas and northwest Tennessee. Winds: North at 15 to 25 mph. Low: 37.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Showers will exit the region early on Saturday with clouds gradually clearing by the afternoon. Cool, arctic air will settle into the region behind the front giving us a big cool down as we push through the day on Saturday. Highs will only warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s with north winds. Lows will dip into the lower 30s Saturday night into our Sunday morning, meaning widespread frost will be likely early on Sunday. Temperatures will rebound back into the 60s by Sunday afternoon with partly cloudy skies and overnight lows on Sunday in the 40s.

NEXT WEEK: Monday we will see another disturbance move into the Mid-South giving us small rain chances. Clouds will also stick around for Monday with afternoon highs in the upper 60s and overnight lows dipping into the 40s. Tuesday we will see mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the lower 60s and lows yet again in the 40s. We will start warming things up to end the week, with highs for Wednesday in the upper 60s with a mix of sun and clouds, lows will fall into the middle 50s. Thursday we will see partly cloudy skies stick around with highs in the 70s! Rain and storm chances looks to move back into the region as we move into our Friday of next week.

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