A chilly morning across East Tennessee as a cold front passed through yesterday. As a result, we are upwards of 30 degrees cooler this morning than this time yesterday. A change in air mass will provide much warmer air over the next several days.
Something we have our eyes on comes this weekend and the potential for strong to severe storms. Early indications suggest gusty to damaging winds and heavy rainfall are the largest concerns, but there remains uncertainties within timing and strength. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this and let you know more ahead. For now, this looks to be a mainly Saturday event with rainfall both Friday and Saturday. The graphic below only highlights Saturday rainfall, meaning some locations could see upwards of 2+ inches in just 24-hours.
Lastly, wanted to touch on the drought for the state of Tennessee. With the drier than normal conditions for November and continuation into December, abnormally dry conditions have spawned up across portions of the state. Luckily with the rainfall we saw yesterday and the additional rounds expected, especially at the end of the week, expect this to lesson over the next couple of weeks.
That will do it for today, other than a brief shower/sprinkle overnight and into early Wednesday, most should stay dry. Highs will continue to warm, topping out in the lower 50s tomorrow and mid to upper 50s Thursday.
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