Monday, December 31, 2018

Late Monday Afternoon Area Forecast

Forecast for Jackson and Vicinity
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
458 PM CST MON DEC 31 2018

.TONIGHT...Continued cloudy. Cooler.  Low 40.  Wind west 5-10 mph becoming north after midnight.
.NEW YEAR'S DAY...Cloudy and cooler. High 48,  Wind north 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low 36. Wind north 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers by the afternoon. Mostly cloudy and colder. High 42. Wind north 5 mph.

REH

Line of Showers Packing 40+ mph Winds

11:00 AM - several reports of winds gusting to 40-55 mph are associated with the line of showers coming across the MS River.  In addition, instability is showing signs of increasing which will mean lightning will pick up with the line.


The Latest Severe Weather Outlook - 9:05 AM

Severe Weather Outlook, 9:05 AM

Isolated to scattered severe storms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the vicinity of Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. These hazards should begin later this morning, peak this afternoon, and diminish this evening.


RISK AREA

There is a slight risk (2 of 5) of severe thunderstorms for areas east of a line from Martin to Friendship to Collierville.

There is a marginal risk (1 of 5) of severe thunderstorms for areas west of the slight risk area to the Mississippi River.

HAZARDS EXPECTED

* Damaging wind will be the main hazard. 
* There is also a small threat for a tornado.

TIMING OF MAIN HAZARDS

11 AM to 3 PM



SPC/WTWO






Severe Weather Outlook for Today


New Year's Eve Area Forecast

Forecast for Jackson and Vicinity
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
458 AM CST MON DEC 31 2018

.TODAY...Breezy and warmer.  A 70 percent chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. High 67. Wind south 15-20 mph and gusty.
.TONIGHT...Continued cloudy. Cooler.  Low 40.  Wind west 5-10 mph becoming north after midnight.
.NEW YEAR'S DAY...Cloudy and cooler. High 48,  Wind north 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low 36.
.WEDNESDAY...A 30 percent chance of showers by the afternoon. Mostly cloudy and colder. High 42

REH

For the Record: 2018 Has Become the Wettest Year on Record in Jackson, TN

At McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson TN, total rainfall for 2018, through 3 AM today (12/31), is 76.26". This exceeds the all-time record of 75.98" set in 1974. And we still have 21 hours to go!