High pressure settles in this afternoon allowing for some much needed warmer temperatures. Most will round out the afternoon with high's near the mid 40's under sunshine. By this evening, cloud cover will again start its return as the next weather maker moves in Thursday evening.
East Tennessee will stay peaceful today and much of tomorrow before moisture returns the later half of Thursday. This next system will carry to our north, again leaving our neck of the woods in the warm sector. What does this mean? Likely all rain. Depending on how quick cold air arrives, we could see some rain/snow mix Friday morning before clearing back out Saturday. Much cooler air is in store late this weekend and throughout much of next week.
Analyzing temperatures and wind chills next week, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) suggests nearly an 80% chance that "feel-like temperatures" will be below 10 degrees sometime between the 7th and 11th. As of now, my confidence is not as high as the CPC suggests. As an Arctic blast of air works through, guidance continues to retreat a bit from the extremely cold (single digit potential) lows. Much, if not all, of next week will hang at to below average with low's varying from the mid teens to low 20's. As this pattern shifts a bit further east, colder temperatures will be in store. We will have to wait and see if this comes to fruition, but for now, anticipate a seasonably cold set of days. Comparatively, it should be similar to what we saw Monday and Tuesday but with cooler overnight lows.
Embrace the sunshine and "warmer" temperatures today before rain and cooler air follow late in the work week and into the weekend. With changes likely next week, be sure to tune back in for your latest forecast!
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