Cloud cover lingers around this morning as a front stretches across the region. As we saw the second half of the day yesterday, a few scattered showers are possible throughout the first half of today. By tonight, clearer skies will work in leaving things dry and cool for the start of Tuesday.
Another very active week in the Tropics with 4 named systems (Twenty is Teddy). A fifth is likely on the way (Just to the north of "Twenty"-> now Teddy) as strengthening is likely in the next 24 hours. Our main focus continues to be on Sally. As of this morning she remains a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by the end of the day. This slow moving tropical system is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana/Mississippi border as a category 1 to weaker category 2 hurricane. The timing comes early Tuesday afternoon before moving north and east into Alabama and southern Tennessee. Rainfall chances will pick up mid to late week as this system works closer.
As for model guidance today, a few scattered showers are likely throughout with high's in the mid 80's. Clearer skies will work in behind the front tonight but won't stick around for long. As Sally draws closer, isolated to scattered showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday and Friday, showers will be more widespread before drier air returns mid to late weekend. We will also see cooler temperatures across east Tennessee with high's expected to be in the mid to upper 70's the second half of the work week and into the weekend.
If you can make it through the first half of the day, much better conditions will find us this evening and overnight. Clear skies & patchy fog should start the day Tuesday morning before shower chances increase through the work week.
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