1-Minute Weather: Warmer than usual into mid-week with rain chances

Joel Young has today's weather outlook for Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 9:58 AM

Your Tuesday morning will begin with partly to mostly cloudy skies and unseasonably mild temperatures. We'll see most areas go from the mid-60s to the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon. This could turn out to be record-breaking warmth for some spots. One or two isolated showers are possible with partly cloudy skies. Otherwise, we're dry until we head into your Wednesday. 

We'll see light to moderate showers move into our northwestern counties, mainly north and west of the Natchez Trace Parkway into Wednesday morning. Temperatures begin in the mid-60s again, likely climbing into the mid-70s. Heavier downpours move into our area Wednesday afternoon and evening, likely dying off as they track into parts of North Alabama. Another round of heavy rain is expected to roll into the area Thursday around midday, likely diminishing into the evening.  

Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, we could see widespread rainfall totals between 0.50" and 2.00" with the heaviest rainfall totals over the western half of our area, mainly northwest of the Natchez Trace Parkway.  

We'll catch a lull in the rainfall Friday, though we could still see a few isolated showers. Highs reach into the upper 70s again. But Saturday, more showers and storms move into the area. A few of those could be on the strong to severe side. Temperatures will reach into the lower 70s again Saturday. But by Sunday and Monday, highs will be in the lower to mid-60s with only a few isolated showers. 

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