First taking a look at the rainfall we picked up yesterday into early this morning. Note, this does not account for rainfall after 8 am, so higher totals are expected with later releases. That said, East Tennessee has picked up between a quarter to half an inch, with higher amounts along the Plateau and far southeast (around an inch). Showers will begin diminishing into the afternoon, with only spotty showers expected through the evening. Drier conditions return tonight into Saturday.
With one cold front exiting, briefly drier conditions find the area tonight into Saturday. Even some sunshine will be possible through the first half of the day tomorrow. It won't last too long though, as a second cold front approaches from the west and brings showers and maybe a storm Saturday night into Sunday morning. Any lingering activity should be out by mid Sunday afternoon, where clearing skies and cooling air following into early next week.
We have been on a warming trend the later half of this week, but changes are coming. With the passing front Sunday, highs will fall back into the low and mid 60s. We will then trend warmer through mid week, with highs Wednesday generally depicted (below) to be in the mid to upper 60s. Though this may see warm, with the deceiving dark red colors, it is actually 5-10 degrees below average for this time of the year. Toward the end of the week we will see temperatures return to something more normal for early May.
Showers will fade with time today, bringing drier and even some sunshine into Saturday. Another round of activity then returns into Saturday night through Sunday morning, with cooler conditions in the plans for the first half of next week. Take a look at our video forecast below for more as well as checking out out "5-Day Forecast" at the top of the page for your outlook.
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