Good morning and what a pleasant start to the new work week! It is on the chilly side but that will quickly change as the sun continues to rise. Looking across the US, high pressure is in full control of the area. This means lots of sunshine is ahead. Afternoon highs today will run near to slightly above average, topping out in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Check out the warm air across much of the eastern third of the US. A weakening cold front is set to cross the region tonight, but will bring little change in for Tuesday. The most notable change will be in temps, but even these will lower only a couple of degrees. A quick rebound then arrives for Wednesday, with highs for most in the mid 50s, and some, in the lower 60s.
Overall, the next 7 day stretch will be pretty quiet. A very isolated opportunity for showers will be present Friday afternoon and into the day Saturday, but guidance continues to back off on this idea. The WPC highlights only a tenth of total precipitation for the far east (foothills & Smokies) over the next week. With that in mind, we could see an increase in abnormally dry surface conditions (AKA-very low end drought). We'll see what the new release looks like later this week, but for now, enjoy tame weather conditions.
That will do it for today, I hope you can get out and enjoy these mild temperatures and sunny skies. We are less than 40 days away from Daylight Savings time, meaning longer days of sunshine will continue growing each day.
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