Happy Monday to all! A beautiful day is in store today with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50's. Satellite is still picking up on some patchy fog from this morning, but it is quickly dissipating as we get into the afternoon hours.
Looking at the current surface map, it may seem pretty boring but a VERY active period is on the way. For now, a high pressure system sits overhead allowing for the sunny skies today and first half of the day Tuesday. A winter storm (for the upper mid west and moderate to heavy showers for the south) will arrive tomorrow night and Wednesday. This will be round 1 of two systems that will be felt this week. The good news out of this is Thanksgiving will be mostly dry for us here in east TN.
Looking at model guidance and the suggested setup/movement of these systems, we see the first of two rainmakers arriving tomorrow night. Gusty winds are likely to our north and west with gusts up to 25mph here in east TN for the day Wednesday. A cold front will force rain out Wednesday afternoon, leaving cooler temperatures Thanksgiving day in the low 50's. We will stay mostly dry (an isolated shower possible in the PM hours) on Thanksgiving. Friday, the next system begins to draw near bringing scattered showers by the afternoon and overnight hours with the bulk arriving Saturday.
With this being a high travel period, be sure to stay up to date on the weather. For those in east TN or coming to the area, Thanksgiving Day will be pleasant but the days leading and following will be quite wet (even snowy depending where family/friends are coming from) so be careful. As always though, we will keep you updated on the latest! If you have some spare time and wouldn't mind (1-3 minutes), click the link below and provide Secret City Weather some feedback. Without our viewers we wouldn't be where we are so your feedback is vital.
That will wrap up Mondays forecast but check back in through the week as two massive systems are planned to sweep through much of the USA.