Good morning and I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! A big change in weather conditions is ahead this week as the Tropics are again very active. Zeta, now a Tropical Storm, is expected to strengthen to hurricane status as it works north and eventually east later this week. Given the latest path from the NHC, we are anticipating a heavy amount of rainfall late Wednesday to early Friday morning across the region.
For now, we stay in a stable state of cloudiness and mild afternoon temperatures. A system to our north and west will keep broken cloud cover around today and parts of Tuesday before bands of rainfall arrive Wednesday from Zeta. As you can see, Zeta will continue strengthening as it enter Gulf waters, eventually making landfall Wednesday near Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Trends keep remnants of Zeta to our east through the week, but we could still pick upwards of 2" in some spots. Once Zeta works out, a strong cold front slides through dropping afternoon high's into the upper 50's to low 60's on Friday and keeping things on the cool side through the weekend.
Continue to check back in the next couple of days as Zeta will likely make an impact across east Tennessee. Path and rainfall totals vary with these tropical systems, so we'll continue to provide you the latest as we get closer to time. For now, enjoy mild temperatures under a mix of clouds.
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