Here's a look at how the holiday weekend forecast is shaping up.
Weather experts say the duration of this heat wave makes it life threatening as it isn't expected to let up until early June. It might also be a good idea to water those outside plants as we will be on our 7th day without rainfall and no significant rain is expected Sunday.
CNN says a record high is possible in Memphis over the weekend, although Simpson said he expects the area will be two or three degrees shy of a record. We'll start off sunny, with a few afternoon clouds possible.
Sunday will be much warmer and humid with the mercury rising to the mid 80s. Readings getting into the 70s and lower 80s is far above average.
Then the weather will finally calm down and warm up to the 80-degree range Tuesday through Friday.
The forecast may be less than ideal, but it likely won't discourage everyone to avoid the roads.
You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom. Some evening showers. Highs 65-70.
The air will get muggier as the evening winds down, and some areas could see a thunderstorm late or overnight as a front moves in.
Monday: Becoming partly cloudy. Saturday should be the best day to hit the beach, with temperatures expected to climb to 79 degrees with an estimated low of 59, according to the weather service. Turning cooler late in the day.
Saturday features a lot of sunshine.
The clear, warm stretch is predicted to continue through Thursday next week, with highs in the lower to mid-70s.
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