Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FXUS64 KMEG 011756
AFDMEG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1256 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.DISCUSSION...

UPDATED FOR AVIATION DISCUSSION

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1106 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016/

UPDATE...

CURRENTLY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO SKIRT MONROE
COUNTY MISSISSIPPI. THESE SHOWERS ARE MOVING ALONG AN OLD OUTFLOW
BOUNDARY. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

MEANWHILE...THE COLD FRONT CURRENTLY STRETCHES FROM NEAR PARIS
TENNESSEE TO NEAR STUGGART ARKANSAS. LATEST HRRR SHOWS DEVELOPMENT
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT THIS AFTERNOON.
LATEST KNQA RADAR SHOWS THE FIRST SHOWER MAY BEGINNING TO GO UP
OVER LEE COUNTY ARKANSAS. WILL UPDATE TO RAISE POPS IN THE
VICINITY OF THE FRONT. THE AIRMASS IS PRETTY UNSTABLE AHEAD OF THE
FRONT AND WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE A STRONG OR SEVERE STORM
AS WELL.

KRM

DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 404 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016/

THERE IS SOME PATCHY FOG ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH...BUT SO FAR WE HAVE
NOT SEEN ANYTHING THAT WARRANTS THE NEED FOR AN ADVISORY. DEW
POINT DEPRESSIONS ARE SMALLEST NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND
KENTUCKY STATE LINE. WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR CONDITIONS AND
UPDATE LATER THIS MORNING IF NEEDED. TEMPERATURES ARE MOSTLY IN
THE MIDDLE 60S THIS MORNING...AND EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE LOW
60S BY SUNRISE. THERE WERE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ON RADAR EARLIER IN
THE NIGHT...BUT AS OF 3 AM...ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS REMAIN. SHORT
TERM HIGH RESOLUTION GUIDANCE...WHICH HAS PERFORMED WELL FOR THE
LAST FEW DAYS...SUGGESTS THE WEAKENING TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
SUNRISE.

A COLD FRONT IS MOVING ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH. IT IS CURRENTLY
APPROACHING KENNETT MISSOURI AND WYNNE ARKANSAS. THIS FEATURE IS
EXPECTED TO STALL LATER THIS EVENING OR OVERNIGHT ACROSS NORTH
MISSISSIPPI INTO CENTRAL TENNESSEE. AHEAD OF THE FRONT MAINLY...IN
WEST TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
MAY REDEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. STRONG OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE
NOT EXPECTED. COVERAGE MAY BE LIMITED UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON WHEN A
MID LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY
PROVIDING A BIT MORE UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT. THE HIGHEST RAIN CHANCES
WILL LIKELY RETURN TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY...ESPECIALLY IN NORTH
MISSISSIPPI AS THE TROUGH CONTINUES EAST. MONDAY SHOULD BE OUR
LAST DAY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED.

SYNOPTICALLY...WE WILL SEE A BLOCKING PATTERN SET UP EARLY NEXT
WEEK AND REMAIN IN PLACE FOR SEVERAL DAYS....POSSIBLY INTO NEXT
WEEKEND. AS A RESULT...EXPECT BENIGN WEATHER. CLEAR TO PARTLY
CLOUDY SKIES AND MILD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE UPCOMING
WORK WEEK.

TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COOLER EARLY THIS WEEK. HIGHS MONDAY
SHOULD TOP OUT ON THE LOW 70S...AND MAY NOT CLIMB OUT OF THE 60S
IN DURING THE MIDDLE PART OF THE WORK WEEK. THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO SHOULD OCCUR WEDNESDAY OR
THURSDAY MORNING WHEN SOME LOCATIONS COULD DIP INTO THE MIDDLE
40S. TEMPERATURES WILL TREND SLIGHTLY WARMER FRIDAY INTO NEXT
WEEKEND.

30

&&

.AVIATION...

A COLD FRONT IS SITUATED FROM KUCY TO KPBF. KJBR IS WEST OF THE
FRONT SO EXPECT VFR CONDS THERE WITH LIGHT NW WINDS THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT. EXPECT SCATTERED SHRAS AND TSRAS TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF
THIS FRONT. ADDED VCTS TO KMEM/KMKL/KTUP FOR THIS AFTERNOON INTO
EARLY THIS EVENING. VFR CONDS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT WITH LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING LIGHT NORTHWEST LATE. CONFIDENCE TOWARD
THE END OF THE PERIOD IS LOW. ATTM EXPECT AN AREA OF SHRAS WITH
EMBEDDED TSRAS TO MOVE NE INTO THE MIDSOUTH MONDAY MORNING AS LOW
PRESSURE TRACKS ALONG THE VERY SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT.

SJM

&&

.MEG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AR...NONE.
MO...NONE.
MS...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.