A cold front is on the way... we just have to get through record-breaking heat first

September 18, 2022
6 PM Update
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 3:19 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 10:29 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Unseasonably warm and mostly likely record breaking temperatures will continue over the Mid-South through the next several days. The heat should peak Wednesday with highs near 100. A cold front will move in Thursday, the first day of Fall, providing some relief from the heat for the end of the week.

  • NORMAL LOW: 65

TONIGHT: Clear with a light South wind and lows in the low 70s.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Monday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny and hot with high temperatures near 100 each day along with overnight lows in the mid 70s. Fall begins Thursday with a partly cloudy sky and a stray shower possible as a cold front moves through. Temperatures Thursday will still be warm with highs near 90, and lows near 70. Friday will be partly cloudy and seasonable with highs in the upper 80s. Temperatures will rebound to near 90 for Saturday and Sunday with a passing shower possible both days.

TROPICS: Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico 3:20 PM AST.

Erin Thomas - First Alert Meteorologist

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