Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMEG 221211

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Memphis TN
711 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018


Updated for aviation discussion


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 303 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018/

Skies are clear across the forecast area early this morning with
temperatures in the 30s. Some location have already dropped below
freezing and more locations should drop to or below freezing
before sunrise so will leave current Freeze Warning and Frost
Advisory alone.

High pressure currently covers much of the Mississippi Valley at
this time. As the high moves slowly east today, skies should be
sunny today allowing temperatures to warm up a few degrees more
than Wednesday with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

By tonight, a warm front will lift north through Arkansas which
will help bring milder air into the region. A few showers are
possible along and north of the warm front. Temperatures will not
be nearly as cold tonight with lows Friday morning in the 40s. The
warm front will stall out across west Tennessee on Friday with a
few showers possible. Temperatures will be some 5 to 10 warmer
than today with highs in the 60s to around 70 degrees. By Friday
night, the front will still be over west Tennessee with more
showers expected. Temperatures will be much milder with lows
Saturday morning in the mid to upper 50s.

The upcoming weekend looks to be wet as the frontal boundary lifts
north on Saturday but then drops south on Sunday. Temperatures
will be above normal on Saturday but cooler down to near normal on
Sunday. The frontal boundary lifts back north on Monday and
Tuesday with more thunderstorms expected on Monday and some
showers on Tuesday. A cold front will approach the region on
Wednesday bringing more showers to the forecast area.




VFR conds and light winds through tonight. South winds increase to
8 kts by 23/15z and KMEM.



AR...Frost Advisory until 9 AM CDT this morning for Clay-Craighead-

MO...Frost Advisory until 9 AM CDT this morning for Dunklin-Pemiscot.

MS...Frost Advisory until 9 AM CDT this morning for Calhoun-Chickasaw-
     DeSoto-Itawamba-Lafayette-Lee MS-Marshall-Monroe-Panola-

     Freeze Warning until 9 AM CDT this morning for Alcorn-Benton MS-

TN...Frost Advisory until 9 AM CDT this morning for Shelby.

     Freeze Warning until 9 AM CDT this morning for Benton TN-Carroll-


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