Thunder, rain, and wind in Oxford: Prepare for stormy week ahead
Published 10:22 am Friday, January 5, 2024
The National Weather Service in Memphis says Oxford residents should plan on umbrellas, hats, and coats this weekend.
Starting today, residents can expect showers mainly after 2 p.m., with a high temperature near 46°F. Southeast winds of 5 to 15 mph are expected to become east-northeast in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is high, at 90%, with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible.
In the evening, showers are likely, mainly before 1 a.m., with a low around 38°F. The east-northeast wind of 5 to 15 mph is predicted to shift northwest after midnight. Precipitation chances remain high at 100%, with new amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch expected.
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For Jan 6, the forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies with a high near 47°F. West winds of 5 to 10 mph are expected. By tomorrow evening, there is a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low of around 35°F.
Jan 7 should bring a partly sunny morning, gradually becoming sunny with a high near 51°F. West winds of 5 to 10 mph are expected to become south-southwest in the afternoon. The night will be partly cloudy with a low of around 32°F.
Residents should plan on a shift in weather beginning Monday, Jan 8; showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast for the afternoon, with a high near 54°F. Conditions are also expected to be windy, with an east-southeast wind of 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon and gusts as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%.
The Monday evening and overnight forecast predicts more of the same, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm continuing, with a low around 42°F. Windy conditions persist, with a southeast wind of 20 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%.
Jan 9 will likely see showers before noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53°F. The windy conditions continue, with a 60% chance of precipitation.
That evening brings a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. It will mostly be cloudy, low, around 30°F, and breezy.
Jan 10 is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 47°F. The night will see partly cloudy skies with a low of around 33°F.
Residents should prepare for varied weather conditions, including potential showers and windy periods, especially on January 8 and 9. Consider securing outdoor items, changing outdoor activities, charging electronics, and preparing emergency kits due to ongoing stormy weather potential .
Expect slick conditions for the morning commute on Jan. 9 due to persistent showers.
As always, it is advisable to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts as conditions can change.