The hottest day of summer and there’s more heat on the way

The high temperature in Memphis reached 100 degrees Monday afternoon making it the hottest day of the 2019 summer season. Temperatures will remain well above average for the next several days and the chances for rain still remain slim.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -

TONIGHT: Clear Wind: Calm Low: 75

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny Wind: NW 5 High: 97

TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear Wind: NE 5 Low: 75

THIS WEEK: High pressure parked over the Mid-South will keep a hot pattern in place again tomorrow with little if any rain in the area. The air is place is relatively dry which will keep the heat index down and some mild nights for the start of the week but humidity will increase late week as a southerly flow returns. Wednesday will be mostly sunny and hot with highs in the mid to upper 90s and overnight lows in the mid 70s. Thursday will be partly cloudy and a bit humid with afternoon highs in the mid 90s along with lows in the mid 70s. Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain mainly along and west of the Mississippi River. High temperatures will be near 90 with overnight lows in the lower 70s.

THE WEEKEND: Saturday will be partly cloudy, warm, and muggy with highs in the low 90s and overnight lows in the lower 70s. Sunday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm along with highs in the low 90s and overnight lows in the lower 70s.

Ron Childers

Chief Meteorologist

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