YOUR WREG-TV FRIDAY+ FORECAST

FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    

WEEK ENDS / WEEKEND BEGINS ON A QUIET NOTE

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Quiet late Friday morning from downtown Memphis on the WREG-TV Cotton Exchange Building camera as dredging continues on the Mississippi River. 
    

THE STORY SO FAR

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Friday morning saw a few clouds mixed in with the sunshine. While warm today, temperatures will not be near their normal levels (or record levels, thankfully) while much warmer air prepares to move across the Mississippi River this weekend. 
   

QUICK LOOK AT THE TROPICS

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Quiet, and expected to stay that way through the weekend. Keep up to date on all things tropical storm related by visiting the National Hurricane Center
    

TODAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Warmer, with highs in the mid/high 80′s across much of the WREG-TV News Channel 3 viewing area. Winds: N-Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. 
    

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Low temperatures overnight should be gorgeous: mainly in the mid/high 60′s. Winds: S @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. 
    

TOMORROW’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Much hotter tomorrow as highs reach the mid 90′s. Winds: turning SSW @ 5-15 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. 
     

EXTENDED FORECAST

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By Sunday evening, we could see a glancing blow of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will also be much warmer: heading into the mid/high 90′s. Winds: WSW @ 5-15 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation by evening: 20%. 

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Heat index temperatures Sunday may go well over 100F. Use extra caution if working or exercising outdoors. 
    

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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Mississippi River just below 12 feet above zero stage Friday morning, continuing to fall slowly and steadily. 
 

#KEEPLOOKINGUP: TONIGHT’S SKYBLOG3 VIEWING:

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Sky cover across the Mid-South should be minimal this evening, so good viewing for astronomy purposes is expected. 

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The only man-made object flyover of note will be a dim pass of a Lacrosse 4 Rocket body around 9:30 PM Mid-South time from SSW to NNE, passing just to the left of Saturn and very close to the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra.
  

TODAY’S GREEN NEWS LINK:

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Neoicontinoids may be responsible for diminishing bat and bee populations, and they’re in the water we drink and the food we eat. How much of a problem is this? 
 
  

YOUR ENVIRONMENT: SEA LEVEL RISE CONTINUING, NOT STOPPING…

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Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. live within 4 feet of the local high-tide level (also known as mean higher high water). In the next several decades, storm surges and high tides could combine with sea level rise and land subsidence to further increase flooding in many of these regions. Sea level rise will not stop in 2100 because the oceans take a very long time to respond to warmer conditions at the Earth’s surface. - National Climate Assessment
  

GET READY! GET SET! GO! GET YOUR WEEKEND STARTED RIGHT!

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Join Dennis Turner & Elise Preston with all the weekend morning’s news, and I’ll be there with your weather forecast as well, bright and early on WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak Saturday. 
   

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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YOUR WREG-TV THURSDAY & FOLLOWING FORECAST….

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

A QUICK PEEK OUTSIDE…

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Decent amounts of sunshine combined with a bit of leftover cloud cover from last night’s showers greeted the Mid-South early Thursday morning. The view from the WREG-TV WeatherNet/WeatherBug downtown Memphis’ Autozone Park camera has some sunshine, but not too much, flooding the infield. Conditions for tonight’s last home game for a while with the hometown Redbirds taking on Omaha, before launching into another on-the-road series, will be mild by First Pitch at 7:05.

THE STORY SO FAR

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Last night’s cold front is sitting just south of the Mid-South, slowly creeping its way farther south. It will be shoved towards the East Coast states by a mass of warm air heading in from out west. Expecting warmer temperatures after a brief spell of warm-but-not-hot weather today. More coming up in your forecast right after this….

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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The Mississippi River level at Memphis continues to fall steadily through the 12 foot above zero stage level.

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River stage is nowhere near flooding, and is expected to remain so for the next several days.

TODAY’S FORECAST

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Temperatures will be warm for today, much less hot than Wednesday was, but don’t get too used to the milder weather. Highs today will be in the mid/high 80′s. Winds: North at 5-10 MPH.
Coverage chance of precipitation under mostly sunny skies: 0%.

TONIGHT’S FORECAST

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Skies will remain clear for the Mid-South tonight with lows falling into the low/mid 60′s. Winds: NNE @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST

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Warming up for Friday with highs returning to the high 80′s and lower 90′s. Coverage chance of precipitation under mostly sunny skies: 0%. Winds: East at 5 MPH, becoming calm. Heat index temperatures will rise into the mid 90′s. Even hotter after that into the weekend. Stay tuned to WREG-TV for more updates on the extended forecast.

EXTENDED FORECAST

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Still looking at a cool-down for the Mid-South, and most of the eastern United States, over the next few days after our quick weekend warm-up.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

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All is quiet in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. No formation of storms expected in the next 24-48 hours.

TONIGHT’S SKYBLOG3 VIEWING

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Visibility for sky viewing looks excellent: mostly clear skies for the Mid-South. Unfortunately, for satellite spotters…

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…about the only good thing for viewing will be a fairly-dim, close-to-the-horizon pass of the Hubble Space Telescope. Graphic & information courtesy Heavens-Above!.

TODAY’S GREEN STORY: HOW LONG WILL EARTH’S RESOURCES LAST?

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Story & graphic courtesy From Quarks To Quasars

1) We cannot continue to think we have an unlimited amount of natural resources.
2) We will not be able find a technological fix that will allow us to consume unlimited resources
3) The term “renewable” resource does not imply that it is unlimited.
4) When we use a natural resource, we may turn it into something useless through entropy.

ANOTHER GREEN TIP: INSTALL A BAT BOX FOR BETTER MOSQUITO PROTECTION

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Find out more about inviting bats to live around your home or business for all-natural pest control from Bat Conservation International. #BatsAreCool

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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YOUR WREG-TV MID-SOUTH MID-WEEK FORECAST…

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

A QUICK LOOK OUTSIDE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

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More clouds developing in the distance on the WREG-TV WeatherNet/WeatherBug McGinnis Oil Company camera on The Square in Collierville early Wednesday morning. More clouds, more showers and more rumbles of thunder possible later today. Stay tuned to WREG-TV News Channel 3 for more through the day and into this evening for updates on possible severe weather. 

LEAD STORY: SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL TODAY/TONIGHT…

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Slight Risk for severe weather exists just west of the Mississippi River for Wednesday afternoon and evening. As the atmosphere is not primed for a widespread tornadic threat, main concerns to be damaging winds and isolated large hail. Outdoor activities should have a plan in mind to get participants to shelter in a short amount of time should it become necessary. 

Via the NWS-Memphis: 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS...
THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...NORTH MISSISSIPPI...AND WEST TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE MIDSOUTH THIS AFTERNOON INTO
TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THE FRONT.
SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE. DAMAGING WINDS
AND LARGE HAIL WOULD BE THE MAIN THREAT FROM THE STORMS.

THE STORY SO FAR

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Pretty humid once again (it’s late July in the Mid-South, go figure) for the mid-week hours. Satellite picture over the area was fairly quiet, with the exception of some showers/t-storms starting to pop over north central Arkansas, moving south. More expected later today. 

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Cause of our showers/t-storms will be a new cold front dropping into the Mid-South through the day today and this evening. Highs today will continue to be hot with highs in the 90′s. Not exactly record-breaking temperatures, but not cool either. Remember to take plenty of breaks if you’re working outside today and drink back the water your body sweats away. 

TODAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Another hot day in the Mid-South with highs back to the lower 90′s. Heat index temperatures will be back to the mid/upper 90′s again. Winds: light from the west through the day today. Coverage chance of precipitation: 30%  by early afternoon, increasing to…

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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…nearly 40% coverage of showers and thunderstorms by tonight with lows falling into the mid/high 60′s by early Thursday morning. 

TOMORROW’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Hot for Thursday? Well, call it warm at least. Definitely not quite as hot as it has been lately. Our latest cold front will continue to sink south, leaving us with a small break from of the typical July heat. Winds: switching to the north at 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: dropping to 0% with mostly sunny skies. 

EXTENDED MID-SOUTH FORECAST 

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Still on track for a decent late July / mid August cool down. If all works, temperatures could be near where we were just a few days ago, after the last burst of cool air was knocked out of Canada by a large typhoon over the NW Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned for temperature forecasts on WREG-TV.

TRACKING THE TROPICS: ANY PROBLEMS HEADING OUR WAY? 

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In a word: no. As of 10 AM CDT, the once-a-tropical-depression Number Two has officially dissipated as it ran smack into a wall of dry air, sapping its strength by removing its moisture reserves. Very hard to develop into a larger storm when there is no energy to be had anywhere at hand. Good news for anyone visiting the Gulf or East Coast states anytime soon. Keep in mind that we are still approaching the peak of the Atlantic 2014 Hurricane Season, so a close eye should be kept on the forecast if you are traveling. 

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YOUR WREG-TV MID-SOUTH TUESDAY FORECAST

TUESDAY JULY 22, 2014

A QUICK LOOK OUTSIDE…. 

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More sunshine for the Mid-South today. On the warm side of things as well. The mid-morning view from the WREG-TV WeatherNet / WeatherBug camera at Windyke Country Club showed plenty of sun with more clouds expected later today. 

THE STORY SO FAR…

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Hot weather continues for the Mid-South/Memphis metro area today. Fortunately, while decently steamy, temperatures will be nowhere near their usual record highs for this time of the year. High pressure will keep the atmosphere calm. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies expected. Winds will be light, just enough to stir the humidity around. More on your forecast right after this message about an… 

IMPORTANT DAY IN MID-SOUTH WEATHER HISTORY

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the derecho wind storm - nicknamed “Hurricane Elvis” - passing through the Mid-South and the Memphis metro area causing widespread damage. Where were you on July 22, 2003 when “Elvis” hit?

TODAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Hot and humid today with highs back into the lower 90′s. Winds: NNE-Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. 


TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Mild and muggy. Light winds. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. Patchy light fog possible in some areas. 

TOMORROW’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms into Wednesday afternoon. Remaining hot with highs in the lower 90′s. Winds: Calm to NW @ 5 MPH. 

EXTENDED MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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New cold fronts will be arriving in the Mid-South over the weekend and into next week, giving the area more chances for showers/thunderstorms towards the last days of July 2014. 

From the forecast discussion of the National Weather Service in Memphis:

FRONT SHOULD BE OVER THE
MIDSOUTH ON MONDAY. THUS EXPECT INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

EVEN FARTHER AHEAD EXTENDED FORECAST

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The 8-to-14 Day Forecast still looks good for a possible repeat of the last week’s cool down. As of next week, as July turns to August, we may see some much cooler temperatures yet again. Stay tuned. 

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MEMPHIS

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The Mississippi River continues to fall steadily.  Down to nearly 14 feet above zero stage early Tuesday morning. 

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Also: the river continues to fall away from flood stage. Flooding is not imminent along the Mississippi River at Memphis. 

TRACKING THE TROPICS: TROUBLE AHEAD? 

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Tropical Depression TWO has formed in the Mid-Atlantic. Moving just north of west, it will continue as a depression for the next few days. National Hurricane Center forecasts expect it to degrade and fall apart by the time it moves into the Caribbean Sea. Stay tuned for updates. 

SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S ORBITAL VIEWING 

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Skies will become partly cloudy tonight into Wednesday morning. No bright objects will be passing over the Mid-South tonight. A faint pass of the Hubble Space Telescope will be possible around 9:55 PM Tuesday, remaining fairly low to the southwest horizon and passing Mars and Saturn on the way to fade-out. 

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Memphis, TN, USA
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YOUR WREG-TV MID-SOUTH MONDAY FORECAST….

MONDAY MORNING JULY 21, 2014

WEATHER HEADLINES: SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME… NEW COOL DOWN SOON? 

Via the National Weather Service Memphis, TN forecast discussion: 

THE EARLY NEXT WEEK PERIODS WILL SEE A LONGWAVE UPPER LEVEL TROF
DEEPEN OVER THE EASTERN HALF THE U.S...POINTING TOWARD WELL BELOW
NORMAL TEMPS OVER THE MIDSOUTH FOR THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS OF JULY.

Any time we can get below normal temperatures in summer, that’s great news in warding off the typical heat & humidity. More on that in just a bit. Read on….

NEW TROPICAL STORM SYSTEM SOON? 

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The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new disturbance in the mid-Atlantic, moving to the WNW. 20% chance of development in the next few days. Heading to Florida, the Gulf or East Coast states? Keep an eye on this storm in case a change in plans is necessary. 

SUNSHINE ON MONDAY

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Plenty of sunshine on a slightly warmer Monday morning in downtown Memphis at Autozone Park. A cloud sun mix is expected through the rest of the day into evening. More WREG-TV webcams available here… 

More on your forecast after this… 

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ MEMPHIS

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River level continues to drop steadily over the weekend and that trend should continue for the rest of the week. 

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Fortunately, we are nowhere near flood stage and heading away from that area. More rain this week could cause some area rivers and streams to rise, but no flash flooding expected. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WEATHER? JOIN THE WEATHERBRAINS TONIGHT!

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YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR MONDAY…

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Highs mainly in the lower 90′s for most of the Mid-South for Monday. Winds will be light from the north by afternoon. 

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Heat index temperatures will be warmer today than the last few days – mainly lower/mid 90′s – fortunately remaining below Heat Advisory (105F) territory. 

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Low temperatures will not be that low, only dropping to the high 60′s to low 70′s. Winds: light dropping to calm. Slim possibility of some patchy fog forming into Tuesday morning. If you’re traveling early Tuesday, may want to allow for extra time on the road in case some of the more localized areas of fog form with lower visibilities. 

EXTENDED FORECAST: NEW COOL DOWN?

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Latest forecasts continue to indicate the possibility of a decent cool down next week as Canadian air moves into the upper Mississippi River valley and the Great Lakes. The last few days of July and early August may be well below normal, very atypical for this time of the year. 

SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SKY

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Not many of the more well-known satellites will be visible tonight. If you’re up a bit later tonight, just past News Channel 3 at 10, look to the NE horizon around 10:50. An Iridium satellite will be passing overhead and reflecting sunlight briefly in what is called an “Iridium Flare”. More information via Heavens-Above satellite tracking website. 

TODAY’S GREEN TIP:

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By now, you have probably heard what a waste of resources most plastic bags are. You may even have some reusable bags of your own. Yet, are they going with you into the store, or are you and the store clerks where you shop still on automatic pilot, bagging in plastic? Time to rethink ways to remember to take the reusable bags with you!

LOVE WEATHER? LOVE KEEPING TRACK OF DATA? JOIN COCORAHS!

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Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) needs you! Everyone
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The only requirements are an enthusiasm for
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desire to learn more about how weather can
affect and impact our lives.

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YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 20…

EARLY MORNING SUNDAY     20 JULY 2014

LOOKING AHEAD… ANOTHER COOL DOWN?!

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Stay tuned for more on the next possible cool down heading our way by month’s end. 

YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR SUNDAY: 

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Warmer today with highs rising into the mid 80′s.

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Winds: Light from the ENE, falling towards calm later tonight.

YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR TONIGHT: 

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Mild with more patchy fog possible for the Mid-South late tonight. Lows falling into the mid/high 60′s. Winds: near calm. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.

YOUR MID-SOUTH EXTENDED FORECAST: 

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Warmer over the next few days as highs reach closer to normal for mid-to-late July.

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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Memphis set a record for a lowest high temperature on Saturday with 79, breaking a 137-year-old record of 81.

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Very mild for Saturday in the Memphis metro area.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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No rainfall in the Memphis metro area yesterday.

WEATHER ALMANAC: RIVER LEVELS

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Mississippi River continues to fall. 

WEATHER ALMANAC: SEISMIC ACTIVITY

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Minor earthquake in NE Arkansas as of Saturday morning. 

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YOUR WREG-TV FORECAST FOR SATURDAY, JULY 19…

EARLY SATURDAY MORNING     19 JULY 2014

DRIZZLY START TO THE WEEKEND (SLIGHTLY FOGGY, TOO)

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Early morning view from the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Tower Cam, overlooking Martyrs Park and the slowly-falling Mississippi River, showing drizzle on the camera lens housing, and some light fog off in the distance. Cool temps with the fog/light rain made for a very easy start to the weekend. Hotter weather is on the way. Read on for your complete forecast….

 

TODAY’S WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Early morning fog. Becoming mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 80′s. Winds: ENE-Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: less than 10% with early morning drizzle.

TONIGHT’S WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Lows falling into the low/mid 60′s.

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More patchy fog tonight with some visibilities lower than Saturday morning.
  

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Winds: near calm. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
   
EXTENDED MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Sunday will be warmer with highs in the mid/high 80′s. Winds: NNE-Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: less than 10%. Even hotter weather expected for early next week. Stay tuned to WREG-TV News Channel 3 for your 7 Day Forecast coming up later this weekend.
     
WEATHER ALMANAC: SEISMIC ACTIVITY 

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All quiet with not a rumble underground as of early Saturday morning.

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ MEMPHIS

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Mississippi River at Memphis continues a slow fall, with trends expected to continue through mid-week.

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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Yesterday may go down in weather history as one of the coolest July days in the Mid-South.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Just over one-quarter of an inch of precipitation fell at Memphis International early Friday. Still well ahead for the year and behind for the month of July by a fraction of an inch.

FEED THE BEARS…TUPPENCE A BAG…

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Great day for a trek to the Memphis Zoo to see the Grizzlies Feeding around 1PM today.

FIRST PITCH FORECAST: PLAY BALL!

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Temps will be warm, but WAY below normal for mid-July. On the humid side of things with light inbound NE winds, driving any pop flies back towards home plate. Very slim chance of a rain delay/out. Otherwise: PLAY BALL in downtown Memphis tonight.

 

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YOUR WREG-TV MID_SOUTH FORECAST FOR…

EARLY MORNING SUNDAY       13 JULY 2014     

HAZY SHADE OF SUMMER ON SUNDAY   

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Early morning view of the golf course at Windyke Country Club as moonset is in progress. Hazy skies will be with us today again as high temps will make their way into the mid/high 90′s and there will be plenty of humidity around, so don’t expect a lot of sharply blue skies.

THE STORY SO FAR: HOT TODAY, TOMORROW, BUT: COOLER TEMPERATURES ON THE WAY…

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The colder air from Canada is on the way into the northern United States. That colder air will be responsible for lowering our temperature and giving the Mid-South another dousing of rain and thunderstorms.

MID-SOUTH FORECAST: SUNDAY

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Hot and humid for Sunday as highs rise into the mid/high 90′s for the Mid-South; heat index temperatures may come close to 105/Heat Advisory territory later today. Working or exercising outdoors  may be dangerous if doing things for too long without proper breaks for rest and water.  Otherwise, partly cloudy with stray showers and thunderstorms possible. Coverage chance of any precipitation: 20% by early afternoon. Winds: SSW @ 5-10 MPH.

MID-SOUTH FORECAST: TONIGHT

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Lows tonight in the mid/high 70′s. Winds: SSW-Light. Any chance of rain/t-storms should dwindle past sunset Sunday and not be a major concern late tonight.

MID-SOUTH FORECAST: SEVERE WEATHER ON MONDAY? 

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The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has placed all of the WREG-TV viewing area under a Slight Risk for severe weather for late Monday. Main threat seems to be damaging winds and some hail. Stay tuned to News Channel 3 for updates over the rest of Sunday and into Monday.

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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Two degrees above normal for Saturday at Memphis. Record high for today: the all-time record 108 set in 1980.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Dry (speaking of rainfall) in the Mid-South yesterday. No rainfall for Memphis.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Quiet, quake-wise, for the Mid-South through early Sunday morning.

HIT THE ROAD: ONE-TANK TRIPS     

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Heading to see the grounds of Shiloh National Military Park today? Dress cool and be prepared for random showers and thunderstorms to pop up.

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YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR EARLY MORNING SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

EARLY MORNING SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014     

GREAT START TO SATURDAY: TOWER CAM AT SUNRISE

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Planet Venus (bright point of light, upper right) rising over downtown Memphis early Saturday morning.

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!  THE (WEATHER)  STORY SO FAR…

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A large change is coming for the Mid-South as a powerful punch of colder air is on its way to the continental United States. Temperatures will fall to well below normal into the middle of next week. Unfortunately, before we get to those temperatures, we’ve got both a very hot and humid weekend ahead, and the chance of strong to severe weather by early next week. Details on the forecast after this look at the WREG-TV weather almanac…

 

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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High temperatures warm, but not exactly in record-breaking territory. Record high for Saturday of 106.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Tiny bit of precipitation fell yesterday. The Memphis area is behind by about one-half inch for the month of July 2014, and well ahead by just about eleven inches for the year.

WEATHER ALMANAC: SEISMIC REPORT

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All quiet in the Mid-South for the last 24 hours, ending 6:35 AM Saturday, July 12.

OK, ENOUGH ALMANAC, LET’S GET TO YOUR SATURDAY MID-SOUTH FORECAST: 

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Saturday’s forecast: Hot, humid with isolated t-storms. Highs: low/mid 90′s. Winds: ESE – Light.

MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR TONIGHT: 

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Any isolated showers/t-storms should dwindle with sunset tonight. Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, and more patchy fog, will be possible. Lows only in the lower/mid 70′s. Winds: near calm.

  

SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST:

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The NOAA Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a possible threat of severe weather for the Mid-South as we head towards early next week. Main threat appears to be damaging winds. Conditions and forecasts will change over the next few days, so stay tuned to WREG-TV News Channel 3 for updates.

 

YOUR MID-SOUTH EXTENDED FORECAST

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Hot and steamy for the early/mid July period as highs remain well above normal into this weekend.

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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River levels are expected to rise in the next few days…

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…but, nowhere near as to be considered flooding of any note or risk in the extended river forecast.

WEATHER ALMANAC: MID-SOUTH POLLEN LEVELS

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Remaining low thanks to recent rainfall and breezy winds.

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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YOUR WREG-TV MID-SOUTH FORECAST FOR…

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING            6 JULY 2014

STARTING OFF SUNNY…      

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Plenty of sunshine early Sunday morning, as evidenced by the view of Autozone Park’s infield. Heading to see the Memphis Redbirds play the New Orleans Marlins tonight at 6:05? Keep reading for the complete forecast.
 
 

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A few clouds drifted through the Mid-South overnight and through early Sunday morning, but little if any rain was seen near the area. More rain is in the forecast, and maybe some stronger to severe storms by Tuesday. Read on…
 
 
 
 
 
THE STORY SO FAR

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A quiet Sunday morning  in the WREG-TV viewing area as high pressure remains in control of the Mid-South, moving to the east a bit, which will allow southwesterly winds to return, giving the Mid-South a warm up, returning to near-normal temperatures.
 
 
 
 
 
TODAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Sunday’s Forecast: Mostly sunny, hot, more humidity. Highs: around 90.  Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday’s Winds: SSW @ 5-10 MPH. Not much of any wind gusts expected.
 
 
     
TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST: 

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More mild weather for the Mid-South this evening, overnight into Monday morning. Mostly clear skies with light southwest winds. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.
  

     
WREG-TV EXTENDED FORECAST: 3 DAY

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Temps continue to rise towards normal levels through early this week. Updates on the 7 Day Forecast coming up later on News Channel 3.

     

EXTENDED FORECAST: SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL

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The NOAA Storm Prediction Center is showing elevated threat of severe weather for the Mid-South as Tuesday approaches.  Main threats to be stronger pulse-type storms with downbursts and large hail at times. Stay tuned to WREG-TV for more details over the next few days.

     

WREG WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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Mississippi River at Memphis continues to fall towards zero stage.

    

WREG WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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All quiet in the Mid-South, seismically speaking, over the last 24 hours.

    

WREG WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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No rain fell in Memphis on Saturday, July 5. The Memphis area is behind by about half an inch for the month of July so far, and well ahead for the year by over ten inches.

    

WREG WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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High temperatures well below normal on Saturday. Record high for Sunday, July 6, in the triple-digit range. Record low temperature last set in the early 1970′s.

    

WREG WEATHER ALMANAC: TROPICAL WEATHER

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No tropical storm formation is expected within the next 24-48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.

     

TONIGHT’S AUTOZONE PARK FORECAST: 

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Warm, but dry – with no rain delays expected – for Sunday evening in the Bluff City as the hometown Memphis Redbirds continue their stand against the New Orleans Marlins tonight with first pitch at 6:05 PM. #PlayBall!

     

WREG-TV GRILL-CON-CAST FOR SUNDAY EVENING

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Warm, but no interference from showers or thunderstorms for the grill-masters out there Sunday evening.

      

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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WREG-TV News Channel 3 First Defense Doppler On Your Side Weather Center
Memphis, TN, USA

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