Cloudy skies hanging around this afternoon, looking at Newfound Gap in the Smokies. Light scattered showers are moving through as well, eventually moving out by this evening and overnight. Changes are on the way though late this weekend and early next week with much colder temperatures in the forecast.
Looking at the latest surface map, a low pressure system to the west is bringing light scattered showers throughout today, ending overnight. Following this, we will get a brief reprieve Saturday before another system arrives late Sunday and into early next week. This next system will bring showers through Monday and into early Tuesday afternoon before much colder air funnels in from the north. We are expecting high's back into the low to mid 40's by mid next week.
Looking at model guidance below, showers will fade out the second half of today. To start the weekend, mild, with partly cloudy skies and high's near average (low to mid 50's). Getting into Sunday, clouds build back in as showers arrive overnight Sunday and into Monday. This next round will be heavy at times with rumbles of thunder included as well. On the tail-end of the system we could see some wintry precipitation as well, very similar to the last system. As of now, not expecting any accumulations for the valley but we will keep an eye on this as we get closer to time.
That wraps up the forecast for today but have a great weekend! As always, you can follow the latest weather updates and conditions on our social media (Twitter: @SecretCityWx & Facebook: Secret City Weather).
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