Radar right now shows much of the area dry but scattered showers and storms will move back in this afternoon and evening. Once the last of this system moves through overnight, a cold from will sweep through dropping temps into the upper 40's and lower 50's (Thursday and Friday)
Looking at the latest from the HRRR, rounds of scattered showers are expected this afternoon with stronger showers and storms possible this evening. This system will move out entirely by early Thursday morning, allowing for some peaks of sunshine tomorrow afternoon. Friday will generally be more cloudy as showers will move in overnight. Expect a wet start to the weekend (Saturday) but much cooler and drier by Sunday.
The latest outlook from the CPC has January likely ending slightly below average (temperatures-wise). As winter makes its return, keep those winter coats handy. We are anticipating high's in the 30's early next week with overnight low's in the teens and 20s.
Be weather aware for heavier showers and storms tonight. The SPC has much of east TN under a marginal risk for severe storms (1/5) today. The hazards associated with this risk are: small hail, gusty winds, and heavy downpours. Though confidence is quite low, be aware in case storms do move through a bit stronger. Outside of this evening, don't forget to dress warm tomorrow, high's will be nearly 20 degrees cooler by the afternoon.
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