The latest drought conditions across Tennessee have been right at normal for several weeks, but a slight change has arrived. Southwestern TN is seeing some abnormally dry conditions developing as we have picked up limited rainfall throughout November. As we work ahead, we'll keep a close eye on the potential for abnormally dry conditions to increase across the state. Activity will be thin now through Thanksgiving, before we could see heavier rainfall potential late this next week.
If you have enjoyed the weather across East Tennessee this week, it looks to continue again today and into Saturday. High temperatures will also continue increasing with temps today in the mid 60's and upper 60's tomorrow. Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, cloud cover will increase through the day as a cold front brings isolated showers overnight. Similar to the last system we had, moisture potential fades as we work into the overnight hours. This means the northern half of East TN has the best potential for any rainfall, and at that, we are expecting up to a tenth of an inch at best. Clearer and cooler conditions find their way back for the start of the work week, Monday.
The latest trends from the CPC don't look promising (Fall-wise). Well above average temperatures are more than likely in our future for not only Tennessee, but the entire eastern half of the US. The latest trends in data show the likelihood for a "delayed winter" here at home. Temperatures will more than likely be normal to slightly above normal through December and parts of January before a colder pattern sets in later in the season. This isn't to say we won't have cold spells or potential snow events in our future, but we'll likely see the coolest temperatures the second half of the season.
It'll be another pleasant end to the work week today, so get out and enjoy the picture perfect conditions. Don't forget to share your views across East TN as well by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or through email. Have a great weekend and prepare for another cooler shot of air next week.
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