A chilly start across the Volunteer State and it will remain that way through the foreseeable future (more on that below). Looking across the Smokies though, sunny skies are at least in place today, before several bouts of shower chances find us through the week. Highs today will top out well below average, in the low to mid 60s.
Moving forward, increasing cloud cover paired with rain cooled air will lead to highs remaining well below average. Check out Wednesday afternoon, where some guidance thinks we could be 20-25 degrees cooler than our typical average. Brr, if we can call upper 50s and low 60s brr in late April. Nonetheless, the biggest annoyance this week will be on and off showers so have the umbrellas and rain jackets handy!
As hinted at from the start of this post, seasonably chilly temperatures look to stick around for sometime. Taking a look at the Climate Prediction Centers outlook, a strong signal for below average temperatures is shown for the start of May. Keep in mind our usual late April early May average is 76 to 77 and we will likely see temperatures 15+ degrees cooler than that. Even longer term outlooks keep the cooler pattern in place, so that will be something we will keep an eye on.
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