Finally! A much needed rainfall returned late last week, bringing between 1 and 2 inches. This will greatly improve the drought conditions we have been dealing with, as most locations are in a moderate to severe drought. Additional good news: more rain is on the way this week!
Looking at model guidance below, a series of disturbances are planning to run across the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley. Disturbance number one arrives tonight, where showers arrive late, continuing into the first half of the day Tuesday. This should bring a nice soaking rain of 0.25-0.5". Drier conditions then find us Wednesday, though another passing disturbance to our north could bring some isolated showers/ sprinkles and maybe some flurries later Wednesday and Wednesday night. Clearing then begins Thursday, with temperatures only topping out in the low to mid 40s. A dry cold front then passes Friday, bringing what could be near record lows Friday and Saturday night.
Temperatures this entire week will be well below average, but check out the start of Saturday morning. Most locations could see temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees below average (brrrr). Be sure to keep warm and don't forget about any outdoor pets this week.
Highs today will be the warmest of the week, topping out in the low 50s, before 40s return through the weekend. The best shower chances will be tonight, but very isolated activity is possible for mainly the northern half of the area Wednesday night. Dry and even cooler weather then returns for all Thursday and into the upcoming weekend.
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