Enjoy the warmer temperatures and sunny skies while it lasts before the rain once again finds its way back to our region. To start, Anderson county is under a Flood Warning until 4:15 pm today. This is due to the flooding going on near and downstream of the dams. TVA has been working nonstop to combat the high waters received from all the rain the past few weeks. Residents in these regions or in areas of continued flooded, please remain cautious. On the bright side, today looks to be much like yesterday but with warmer temperatures. High's are expected to top out near 60 today with sunny skies.
The reason for the sunny skies can be given to the high pressure system that has begun moving out of the southeast and off the coast. This has provided us with some much needed sun and spring like temperatures. Sadly, these will not stick around much longer as a low is making its way toward our region and bringing with it the chance of rain.
As you can see above, we will remain mostly dry until late Wednesday and into the day Thursday. This is when our next round of showers is expected to arrive. For your Thursday, you can expect rain to be scattered throughout the day. Rain amounts of a tenth to two tenths of an inch are possible with this system Wednesday night to Friday morning. For remainder of the week and weekend, expect scattered showers with much cooler temperatures into early next week. Late Saturday into the day Sunday looks to be the time with the most amount of rain. Amounts of up to half an inch are possible Saturday into Sunday night.
The general outlook for the beginning of March looks to be much below average. Starting this weekend, much cooler temperatures will be moving into east TN and most of the entire US for at least the first week to week and a half of March. To coincide with the model run above, you can see below what the Climate Prediction Center released yesterday in regards to the temperatures over the next week or two. If you are a cold weather lover, you are in luck as those colder temperatures are on the way. Until then, enjoy the next couple of days of warmer temperatures and sunny skies before the rain and cooler temperatures catch up. As always, for a day-to-day forecast, check out our "Weekly Forecast" tab or check our Twitter (@SecretCityWX) for daily updates on what you can expect.
Sources: NWS, NOAA, Tropical Tidbits, COD Weather