Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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FXUS64 KMEG 232021

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Memphis TN
321 PM CDT Thu May 23 2019

Updated 18Z TAFs


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 252 PM CDT Thu May 23 2019/


Skies are mostly sunny across the forecast area this afternoon
with temperatures ranging from the mid 80s to lower 90s. The upper
level ridge is now in place across much of the southeast U.S.

The ridge will continue to build north and strengthen over the
next couple of days. This will allow dry weather to continue
across the region for the entire holiday weekend. Temperatures
will remain quite warm with highs in the lower 90s and low in the
mid 60s to lower 70s. Some locations may see records high
temperatures and record high minimum temperatures broken over the
next couple of days.

Eventually, the ridge will start to retreat south as early as
Tuesday. A cold front will approach the region starting Wednesday
and will reach the northern portions of the forecast area next
Thursday. Thunderstorms will be possible across northern sections
of the forecast area by Tuesday night with a better chance of
thunderstorms for the entire forecast area for Wednesday and next




High pressure will continue to build over the region. VFR
conditions are expected through the TAF period. S/SW winds
will generally be between 8-12kts, becoming light overnight.
Mostly few to scattered clouds are forecast through tomorrow.




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