Morning Update – Memorial Day
It was a very mild night across the Tennessee Valley with temperatures in many areas not dipping below the 70 degree mark.
A very warm, humid airmass will be in place for Memorial Day with temperatures again climbing into the mid-90′s. Isolated to scattered thundershowers will be possible, but a holiday washout is not expected for anyone. Just stay tuned to the weather, and if you hear thunder go inside and wait out the storm. A good rule of thumb for lighting safety is the 30/30 rule:
If you see lightning and hear thunder within 30 seconds of the flash, seek shelter inside. Stay inside until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.
While you were sleeping, Beryl made landfall as a tropical storm near Jacksonville, Fl, packing winds of around 70mph and flooding rains. It will veer east as a tropical depression over the next few days and will not directly impact North Alabama and Southern Tennessee.
Rain showers will be more likely tomorrow as a cold-front moves closer to the region, but it won’t bring a major temperature drop.
A more significant cold-front will move in late week bringing a more noticeable cool-down as well as a better chance for rain. The full forecast can be found at WHNT’s Forecast Page.