I hope you are staying warm. We started the day with wind chill values in the lower teens for much of the valley. Into the higher elevations some cities were in the single digits to start the day, so very cold temps to be the middle of Fall. A cool feature satellite picked up on this morning was residual snowfall laying in east TN and to the north. Unfortunately, this will melt through the day today as we will have high's well above freezing this afternoon (lower 40's here in the valley).
With a high pressure system overhead, we will stay sunny today and gradually work ourselves back to average temperatures through the week. By early next week we will be back near 60 degrees and feeling a bit more comfortable. A disturbance to the north will bring in cloud cover tomorrow afternoon and into the first half of the day Friday before we clear out just in time for the weekend. No precipitation is expected with this system Thursday and Friday for the valley.
Below on model guidance is the latest cloud cover run. Dark values indicate clear skies while white to grey means cloudy conditions. As you can see, by Thursday afternoon overcast skies will be pushing in from the north and west. This will continue into Friday as well before clouds begin moving out Friday afternoon.
We will start the morning cold again for Thursday so bundle up! Temperatures will be in the lower 20's Thursday morning and eventually warm to high's near 50 by the afternoon. That will conclude today's forecast but stay warm today and tomorrow!
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