Temperatures have been pretty chilly so far today. Looking at satellite, you can make out the backside edge of the cold front that swooped through and brought rainfall last night. Most areas picked up between 0.3" and 0.75" with our station here at Secret City Weather just over 0.5". We will continue to see some high cirrus clouds today, otherwise things will be dry and sunny. We have topped out around 50 (for some) but cooler air will knock temperatures down through the remainder of the day. Most will see mid 40s by the afternoon commute.
With cold air ushering in today and tonight, overnight lows will bottom out the coldest they have been of the new cold season. Lows will bottom out in the low and mid 20s tonight, with a few of the higher elevations likely in the upper teens. Cold temperatures stick around for Tuesday as well, with afternoon highs anywhere between 10 and 15 degrees below average (seen below). Bundle up! Temps will rebound towards Wednesday, topping out in the mid 50s.
As for our next system, Thanksgiving may not be the most pleasant. Another cold front looks to bring rainfall the later half of Thursday, which could lead to isolated snowflakes by the early morning hours of Friday. Though no accumulations or impacts are expected, it will be nice to have the chance to see a few snowflakes fly across East Tennessee. Colder and drier air will also trail this system, bringing highs in the low and mid 40s on Friday with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon.
These will be the coolest temps we have seen so far this new season, so be sure to bundle up tonight! Morning temperatures tomorrow will be in the 20s area-wide with highs only in the mid, and for some, upper 40s. We warm Wednesday but then plummet downward on Friday with a passing system on Thanksgiving.
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