Record high temperatures could fall across Tennessee this Memorial Day weekend. National Weather Service meteorologists expect highs mostly in the mid-90s, around 10 degrees above normal for late May.
The same weather pattern holds from the Mississippi River to the mountains - hot, but with relatively dry air. NWS Memphis forecaster Ryan Husted says it won't seem as oppressive outside, with heat indices just a degree or two above air temperatures. A weak cool front will drop temps by a couple of degrees statewide on Memorial Day with a slight chance of showers. Husted says dew points in the low 60s will mean what he calls nature's "air conditioner" will work well.