Happy Friday to all! Cloud cover worked in overnight allowing for a few showers to work in across the area for the lunch time hour. As we progress into the afternoon these will continue, likely having a wet commute home from work. These showers are streaming in from our south and will continue on and off through early Sunday before a high pressure system clears things out.
Model guidance continues to keep the bulk of this system west. This may be good news if you have any errands to run or outdoor activities. Showers will continue overnight tonight but by tomorrow afternoon we could see a brief pause from the showers. Into Saturday night, another round from our west will develop and slide through into early Sunday. By Sunday afternoon we will begin clearing out, bringing back those sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. Rain totals through the weekend will be anywhere from 0.5 - 1 for the majority of east TN. The more you head west, the more rainfall is expected. I know many aren't welcoming rain for the weekend, but as we saw from the latest drought monitor, it is still very dry throughout east TN.
A sneak peak into next week shows cooler temperatures are on the way to close out October. Halloween might be chilly for some with high's Thursday and Friday in the 50's and overnight low's in the lower 30's to upper 20's (for the higher elevations). A cold front mid-week will drop temperatures to close out October and begin November.
Side Note: We started October with high's in the 90's and will likely end in the 50's (What a change!)
That will wrap up your Friday forecast but stay dry this afternoon and throughout the weekend. We will continue posting on our social media for the latest regarding radar, totals, and any changes in next weeks cold front. Have a good weekend!