Good morning! Patchy fog is present across the Volunteer State, so use caution during the morning commute. This will lift out by mid morning, leaving partly cloudy skies and pleasant temps (mid 60s). Advancing forward, some changes are in store. Namely, more rainfall and much cooler temperatures. Breaking this down, a system will provide isolated showers Wednesday, before a front pushes through on Thursday. Widespread rainfall, followed with much cooler air will arrive during the day.
Comparing temperatures Thursday afternoon to those of the norm for this time of the year, we are expected to be much cooler. Anywhere from 15-20 degrees of a difference is expected across East Tennessee.
So what do highs actually look like on Thursday? Well.....Cold (at least for this time of the year). Most will be lucky to get out of the mid 40s, as cloud cover will likely hamper too much heating during the day. Overnight lows Thursday into Friday will also be chilly, in the low and mid 30s for most and upper 20s for the higher elevations.
That four letter frozen word: s-n-o-w can't be ruled out for the higher elevations of the Smokies. Though it'll be all rain for the vast majority of us, some light snowfall will be possible for the 3000ft elevation and above. Cooler air sticks around for Friday as well, before we gradually warm into this weekend.
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