We are seeing the coldest temperatures of the season with much of the area near freezing or below to begin the work week. Conditions will improve slightly this afternoon with high's topping out in the low 50's under sunny skies. Look to continue warming through the week.
The latest surface map shows a high pressure system off to the west providing lots dry air across the southeast. This will continue eastward in the days ahead, changing the flow to out of the south. With winds shifting more southerly, this will allow for warming temperatures Tuesday and through the remainder of the week. High's will swing back nearly 10 degrees tomorrow as high's will find the lower 60's by the afternoon.
The CPC suggests the cold period we see today and early this week won't last long. Parts of East Tennessee sit in the 90th percentile for above average temperatures next week (Nov. 7-11). The average temperature in Knoxville for November 1st is 66 degrees and we are forecasting to see high's around 70 by Thursday and Friday. Anticipate temperatures in the 70's much of next week with near average precipitation.
There isn't too much to worry about this week outside of another chilly start tomorrow morning. Temperatures will continue to improve through the week with plenty of sunshine now through Friday. Enjoy it and have a good start to the new work week.
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