Good morning and happy New Year's Eve! Cloud clover and a few sprinkles have arrived to begin the day with more rain on the way. The good news is we are in a spot of the system where rainfall will be the least impactful. With that said, the SPC has included the far western counties of East Tennessee under a Marginal Risk for severe storms. The timing still remains best into tomorrow morning for this line bringing heavy showers and gusty winds to the region.
If we transition to the streamlines map, we can clearly make out a front hanging across the region. As you can see, winds are out of the south/southeast this morning. This will continue to pump moisture and warm temperatures into the region with high's remaining in the mid 50's (today) to even low/mid 60's tomorrow.
For those with plans into 2021, be sure to have some wet gear with you. Model guidance suggests upwards of half an inch total but I am thinking closer to an inch. Regardless, showers will likely be on and off through the first half of the day tomorrow before we begin to dry back out the later half of the weekend. Temperatures will be well above average tomorrow as well with high's in the 50's to 60's during the day.
That will do it for today, I wish everyone a happy and wonderful New Year and we will be back on Monday (still, of course, posting on social media).
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