Memphis, TN Climate in January

Temperature for January

In Memphis, TN during January the average high temperature is 51.5°F. The hottest day on record was January 31, 2002 when the temperature recorded was 79.0°F.

Memphis, TN daily average and extreme temperature range for January

Low Temperature

Overnight in January the average temperature drops below freezing at 31.9°F, with the lowest temperature of -4.0°F being recorded on January 21, 1985. On average there are 4 days in January when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst January there were 10 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 6 and 29 times in January.

Precipitation for January

In January the average monthly rainfall in Memphis, TN is 4.85 inches with rain usually falling on between 11 and 12 days. 1986 was the driest January with only 0.63 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest January with 22.96 inches of rain. The wettest single day in January was 6 January 1995 when 7.64 inches of rain fell.

In January it usually snows on between 3 and 4 days. There are thunderstorms on between 1 and 2 days in January.