YOUR WREG-TV SUNDAY NIGHT & FOLLOWING FORECAST…

LAST WEEKEND OF JULY 2014 FINISHES HOT, STEAMY AND FAIRLY QUIET…

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After a steamy weekend, a new cold front rolling through the area tonight will drop our temperatures nicely into overnight. Clouds overhead parted enough to allow a couple of good sunset shots via the WREG-TV News Channel 3 WeatherNet/WeatherBug cameras

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURE

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Today was NOT one of the hottest days of 2014, as the clouds out there did a good job in keeping the temperatures down a bit. WREG-TV News Channel 3 weather almanac for Sunday, July 27: no rain today, high temperatures just above normal and nowhere near (thankfully!) the record high for today. 

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Temperatures falling into the lower 60′s north of I-40 tonight. High 60′s to lower 70′s south of I-40. Winds: turning N at 5 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 30%, falling to less than 10% by early Monday rush hour.

MONDAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST

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Another warm day, just not as warm as the weekend, in store for the Mid-South as the new work week dawns. Highs should be in the mid/high 80′s. Winds: N @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%. 

#KEEPLOOKINGUP:  SKYBLOG3 

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Via Spaceweather.com: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER BEGINS SOON: Earth is entering a broad stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the peak of the shower is not expected until August, meteors are already flitting across the night sky. Keep an eye out for meteors, increasing in number over the next few days. 

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YOUR WREG-TV SUNDAY AND FOLLOWING FORECAST….

 

EARLY  SUNDAY MORNING       27 JULY 2014
     

HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR? TO THE POOL! QUICKLY!

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Steam heat, and plenty of it, for Sunday. Stay cool and stay tuned for your forecast, coming up right after this weather almanac information…
   

WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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The Mississippi continues to fall into the single-digits-above-zero-stage as of early Sunday morning. 
   

SUNDAY JULY 27 FORECAST

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Continued steamy on Sunday with highs in the mid/high 90′s.
   

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Winds will be breezy at times, 10-15 MPH mainly from the southwest. 
  

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Heat index temperatures on Sunday should be even hotter than Saturday, raising the possibilities of Heat Advisories being issued by the National Weather Service. Stay tuned, and stay cool.
   

WHAT ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER? 

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A Slight Risk category for severe weather is in effect for the northern 2/3 of the WREG-TV viewing area this afternoon and evening. Main threats to be large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
  

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST…

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Temperatures falling into the lower 60′s north of I-40 tonight. High 60′s to lower 70′s south of I-40. Winds: turning N at 5 MPH. Coverage chance of precipitation: 30%, falling to less than 10% by early Monday rush hour. 

EXTENDED MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Less hot as Canadian air settles in to the area, at least briefly. Stay tuned to WREG-TV News Channel 3 for your updated 7 Day Forecast. 

TRACKING THE TROPICS:  

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Watching a new low pressure area that won’t do much today – according to National Hurricane Center forecasts – but could develop into something over the next few days. Stay tuned, especially if you are heading towards the Gulf or East Coast states soon. 
    

TRACKING THE TROPICS WITH TODD: 

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Join Todd Demers on Monday morning as he tracks the tropics for you!
   

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPS YESTERDAY

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A hot day on Saturday with highs just above normal. 
   

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIP YESTERDAY

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No rain fell yesterday at the Memphis International recording station. Still well ahead for the year by 10″+. 

TONIGHT’S SKYBLOG3 EVENTS: 

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Best viewing for tonight – assuming that there will be enough sky for viewing – will be a faint pass of an Atlas-Centaur rocket body around 8:50 PM. Graphic & information courtesy of Heavens-Above! 
   

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WREG-TV WEEKEND FORECAST: SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE

HOT TODAY, HOT TOMORROW…WELCOME TO LATE JULY

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Get the feeling that there are going to be a lot of teachers and school administrators hanging around the pool tomorrow for one more day of sun and swimming before the classroom beckons. Get set to get hot, again. 

SUNDAY JULY 27 FORECAST

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Continued steamy on Sunday with highs in the mid/high 90′s.

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Heat index temperatures on Sunday should be even hotter than Saturday, raising the possibilities of Heat Advisories being issued by the National Weather Service. Stay tuned, and stay cool.

EXTENDED FORECAST 8-14 DAYS

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Quiet, dry and much less hot as Canadian high pressure dives into the area tomorrow behind the cold front. 

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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Very close to normal for late July; nowhere near the record high for today, fortunately.

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION 

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No precipitation fell today. Still ahead for the year quite nicely. 

MORE TOMORROW BRIGHT AND EARLY

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Tune in for the forecast on WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak Sunday. 

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YOUR WREG-TV WEEKEND FORECAST…

SATURDAY    26 JULY 2014

ANOTHER COLD SNAP? REALLY?

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Well, OK… maybe not THAT cold… but, at least we’ll be able to shave off a few degrees as July comes to an end. More on that in just a few more paragraphs…

LAST WEEKEND OF JULY BEGINS…

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Tons of sunshine in downtown Memphis early Saturday on the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Cotton Exchange camera as dredging continues mid-river. More sunshine today and more heat. Your Mid-South weekend forecast comes up after this important weather almanac information…
 

WEATHER ALMANAC:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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Just below the 11 foot stage early Saturday, and expected to continue a slow drop through early next week.

 

WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIP-YESTERDAY

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None. Behind by over an inch for July and ahead by 10″+ for the year to date.

 

WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURE-YESTERDAY

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Still below normal on the high and low. Record high for today last set in 1986. Record low for today was last set in 2004.

 

OK, ENOUGH DATA ALREADY… WHAT ABOUT THE FORECAST? 

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Very hot for Saturday with highs in the mid 90′s.

 

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Heat index temps well over 100F in some areas. Winds: SW @ 5-15. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.

 

TONIGHT’S FORECAST

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Low temperatures tonight will not be that low: only falling into the lower/mid 70′s. Winds: SW – Light. Coverage chance of precipitation: 0%.

 

EXTENDED FORECAST

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Hot weekend. Reversing that trend as we go into early next week with the arrival of our next cold front Sunday night into Monday morning.

 

WEATHER ALMANAC: SEISMIC ACTIVITY

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Nothing rumbling underground according to Saturday morning’s readings.

 

TRACKING THE TROPICS

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All quiet in the Gulf of Mexico and the western Atlantic. A new, developing area of low pressure off the west African coast may develop into something as it moves west across the ocean. Stay tuned for updates.

 

WEATHER ALMANAC: SUNRISE/SUNSET

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Losing more daylight as we head through mid-summer.

 

MORE WEATHER INFORMATION? SURE! WE CAN DO THAT! 

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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. 
   

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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

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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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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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Join meteorologist James Spann and his guests as they discuss past weather and what the future may bring, “WeatherBrains is normally produced Mondays at 9:30p ET/8:30p CT; pre-show begins about 15 minutes prior to air time. When we are not live, the last produced show is available here; don’t forget about the audio podcast version too…”

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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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and
Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) needs you! Everyone
can participate, both young, old, and in-between.
The only requirements are an enthusiasm for
watching and reporting weather conditions and a
desire to learn more about how weather can
affect and impact our lives.

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
austen.onek@wreg.com 
WREG-TV News Channel 3
Memphis, TN, USA
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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. 

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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Memphis, TN, USA

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