Cooler Today With Sunshine Returning
Good morning and I hope everyone enjoyed their extended weekend. With hurricane Delta gone, we will see cooler temperatures (today only) and sunnier skies returning. There was a record worth noting though...Chattanooga picked up 2.08 inches of rainfall on Friday, beating the previous day-time record of 1.85" in 1905. A look at observed rainfall totals late last week and early into the weekend can be found below as well.
Moving ahead, there isn't too much in the short term forecast. A snapshot of satellite late last night and early this morning shows the isolated showers (mainly to the north) and cloud cover we had. This was all associated with the cooler air we have across the region and will feel this afternoon. High's today will top out right around average of 72 degrees with sunnier skies working in by this afternoon.
Longer term, things will gradually warm back up with above average temps tomorrow and Thursday. By Friday, a stout cold front will move through, dropping temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below average. Along will much cooler air, a few isolated showers late Thursday and early Friday can't be ruled out. Overall, keep those jackets handy late this week as a cool down is on its way.
Enjoy the conditions today as temperatures will hang around the average. We'll warm in the days ahead before quickly cooling back down Friday and the weekend. Have a good start to the shortened work week!
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