It has definitely felt like Spring these past few days with sunny skies and high's in the lower 70's. Today will be much of the same. We started mostly sunny this morning, but clouds will begin building as we move into the afternoon. As seen below from GOES-16 visible satellite, clouds are moving in from the west.
We will stay dry through the rest of the day time hours with showers moving in around midnight. The low, associated with this rain, is tracking to our south. This means we will stay in the warm sector of the system and be provided with plentiful rain. As for rain totals, I expect between 0.25 and 0.5 inches. Depending on the track of the low, we could see amounts up to 0.75 in some areas. The highest rainfall amounts will be isolated to our south in areas like Athens, Chattanooga, Pikeville and those southern cities. Temperature wise, we are looking to be above average with high's in the 80's by Sunday. Sunday looks to be a very "muggy" feeling day with lots of humidity and above normal temperatures. Lucky for us, once this system moves out early next week, we will be back in the lower 70's. Here is what you can expect over the next few days:
A much cooler start to the work week following the cold front that moved through Sunday. Lucky for us, lots of sun accompany the colder temperatures making it feel a little better out. If you can make it through today, much warmer temps are on the way. To start, we have a high pressure system sitting on the Kentucky/ Ohio border allowing us to have plentiful sunshine today. This High will move out relatively quick before another arrives from our south. This will allow us to continue having sunny skies, while also warming back up into the 70's by mid week. There is some discrepancy within the model runs and NWS reports about the chance for some light moisture Tuesday afternoon. Do not rule out the chance for a very brief and light rain shower tomorrow afternoon. This will entirely depend on the moisture values in our area being pulled in tomorrow. Nevertheless, it does not hurt to be aware of the chance, even if brief and light.
Besides the possibility tomorrow afternoon, we can expect most sunny skies today, Wednesday, and Thursday. Clouds will begin building this evening and into tomorrow, before clearing out, as the low (seen above to the east of Georgia) moves farther off the coast and to the north. Another round of rain will arrive late Thursday into Friday. I will let you know what more you can expect mid-week ahead of this next system. For you cold weather lovers, enjoy a taste of cooler temperatures today before we are back to short sleeve weather mid week.
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