If you haven't been outside yet, don't forget that coat! It's much cooler since the passage of the cold front, and the cloudy skies aren't helping. Comparing things to this time yesterday, we are anywhere from 10-20 degrees cooler. Fortunately, a warming trend will find us the next couple of days, before another system arrives late weekend.
Breaking down through early next week, high pressure remains in place through Saturday. This will lead to lots of sunshine Thursday through Saturday morning, with temperatures increasing into the low 70s during this time. As the system approaches, cloud cover will increase, leading to showers overnight Saturday and throughout Sunday. This is a welcomed sight, as we remain drier than normal in the most recent few weeks.
The system Sunday alone looks to dump between 0.5-1", adding to the 0.25-0.75" we picked up yesterday. This will aid in the aforementioned dry conditions, where moderate and severe drought has begun popping up across the state. Additionally, this will moisten soils, which reduces the risk of wildfires that we are seeing developing across East Tennessee as well.
In total, temperatures stay cool today as cloud cover lingers. Satellite does show some breaking up starting to happen, but it will be a slow process through the remainder of the day. As such, anticipate cloudy skies through the first half of the night, ending in partly cloudy to begin Thursday. Sunshine then returns tomorrow afternoon, sticking around through the early weekend. Check out our video forecast below for more.
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