Good news across the board here for east Tennessee, drought conditions have improved greatly from this time last week. If you recall, the Chattanooga area was under an extreme drought, which has now been reduced to a severe drought. Continuous rain through this early afternoon will only help the overall situation. In addition to the diminished drought conditions, we have a dry evening just in time for Trick or Treaters.
Looking at the current surface map, the cold front will push showers toward the east, funneling in much cooler air from the north and west this afternoon. Until then, it will be stormy and windy at times with stronger storms beginning to work in now. Once this cold front pushes through tonight, we will have clearing skies and cooler temperatures into Friday and the weekend.
Showers will continue eastward this afternoon and overnight, eventually clearing for Friday. I will emphasize the cooling of temperatures this afternoon, so bundle up this evening if you plan to go out. Showers are expected to move out around 5 o' clock (from west to east) eventually becoming clear overhead by early Friday.
With a strong cold front moving through, the NWS has issued a FREEZE WARNING for east TN until tomorrow morning at 10 am. Be mindful of any crops or vegetation you may have and cover them up tonight. Here is a snip-it of the warning below:
Thats all we have on your Thursday, continue staying weather aware as Anderson, Knox, Campbell, and Union counties JUST went under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11:45 am. We have all the latest on our Social Media @SecretCityWX