Good afternoon! It has been pretty quiet so far but showers are quickly on their way. In fact a few are already brushing through the Central Valley for the lunch time hour. As for the severe outlook, we are under a Marginal risk. This doesn't look the most favorable, but a few strong storm could produce strong winds, small hail, and localized heavy rainfall. This will primarily be this afternoon and evening before showers begin tapering off overnight and into Saturday.
Along with the system is a stout cold front. This front will pivot eastward, bringing temperatures 15-20+ cooler over the next 24 hours with highs tomorrow to be in the mid 60s. For those of you hitting the lake, it may be a bit chilly tomorrow but temperatures will warm through the Holiday weekend with highs Monday in the low to mid 80s.
Shower chances will continue to increase this afternoon as the front draws closer. The bulk of activity will be now through the evening. By Saturday morning, much of the area will begin drying out with a few lingering showers possible along the Smokies. By the afternoon, much of the area should return to partly cloudy skies. Full sunshine will be in store for much of Sunday and Memorial Day.
If you don't follow us on Twitter/Facebook, or in case you missed it, here's the latest drought map for the state of Tennessee. As anticipated, a couple of below average precipitation weeks have created some abnormally dry conditions across parts of the state. The added rainfall today and the normal to slightly above normal outlook from the CPC should keep things at bay in the near-future.
That will wrap it up for today...we will be off (from posting) Monday but will continue to keep you up to date as always via Twitter/Facebook. Have a great Memorial Day and associated weekend and stay up to date for the latest as a few strong showers/storms are possible this afternoon & evening.
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