Good afternoon and happy Friday to everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the sun we had at the beginning of the week along with the warmer temperatures. Sadly, winter is not over for us just yet. For tonight, we can expect some light scattered showers, but staying mostly dry. Saturday looks to be mostly cloudy with some breaks in the clouds possible throughout the day. Overall, Saturday looks to be the best day for any outdoor activities as it should be pretty dry and comfortable with a high in the mid 50's. Below is the latest GFS run. A cold front is expected to come through late this weekend bringing with it much colder temperatures (seen below).
Sunday is the "game changer" as a low pressure system is expected to move through the south of Tennessee bringing with it lots of rain and colder temperatures. Below is the latest NAM (North American Model) run at 18z precipitation mode. Rain is expected to arrive Saturday night and early Sunday morning. This system is expected to bring moderate amounts of rain to our area. Final totals Sunday are anywhere from 1 to 1.5 inches of rain. Following the rain Sunday is a cold front that can bring the potential for some lingering snow showers/flurries. These snow showers will mainly stay in the plateau and in the smokies, but we can't rule out the possibility of a snow shower or two in the valley. Overall, this is a pretty quick moving system as it will move out Sunday leaving mostly clear skies for the start of next week. Unfortunately, cooler temperatures are to be accompanied by the clearing that is to take place Monday and Tuesday.
Recap: Mostly cloudy the rest of today with cloudy to partly cloudy skies Saturday. Saturday will be the best day to run errands or do any outside work. On Sunday, the rain will move in (heavy at times) with a cold front to follow brining colder temperatures for the start of the work week and mostly sunny skies. There is a chance to see some snow showers but no accumulation is expected. For the start of the work week, expect mostly sunny skies and much cooler temperatures.
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