Chilly Start But Mild Midweek
Conditions are peaceful but chilly this morning with temperatures hovering in the lower 30's. As we progress through the day, there unfortunately won't be much of a change. A system to our south brings the threat of isolated snow flurries/showers to parts of the Plateau this morning and a few light rain showers/sprinkles to the valley through the afternoon. Aside from this, anticipate things to be cloudy with high's in the low 40's.
Turning your focus to the latest drought map across the state, things have improved. If you recall, the past several weeks outlined the western half of Tennessee with abnormally dry conditions. As you can see below, there has been improvement with normal conditions returning to some areas. Hardin and Decatur counties still remain under a Moderate Drought (D1). With little rainfall in the forecast this week, I anticipate no improvements to this region.
As the latest data streams in today, a system to the south will bring the chance for isolated showers in the lower elevations and a few flurries to snow showers for the higher elevations. Overall, most populated areas should wake up today and Tuesday with little impacts. As we work through the week, high pressure will build in allowing for temperatures to increase midweek. This will also allow ample sunshine by Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. High's will be in the low to mid 40's Tuesday before increasing to the 50's by Thursday afternoon. Another system Friday brings the potential for isolated showers/snow before drying out and cooling off for the weekend. We'll keep you posted on the second system.
For now, stay warm and dry (at times). I would like to remind you as well that our East Tennessee Almanac still has available spots for this year's release. Check out SecretCityWeather.com/Sponsors for more details!
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