Staying Mild Mid-Week
Good afternoon! Showers have worked east providing some much needed drier air. By this afternoon, we should see some spots of sunshine returning and temperatures in the mid to upper 60's. For Wednesday, much of the same. We'll stay dry through the day with high's around 60 degrees.
Showers are expected to work back in Thursday morning before cooler and drier air funnels in Friday. The good news is this weekend will be BEAUTIFUL so take full advantage and plan a trip now. Temperatures will be in the 50's to lower 60's with lots of sunshine each day.
Rain totals from this next system will depend on the track of this system and how far north it stretches. The further north it goes, the more rainfall we can anticipate. Given the latest data and the forecast we made yesterday, I expect an additional 1 to 2 inches around the region. As of noon today we have picked up nearly 2" of rainfall (from today & yesterday) at the office with stations in Knoxville and surrounding areas around 1.5". Before the week is out I'm still expecting totals between 3-4" for much of the area.
If you haven't heard already, numerous tornadoes touchdowns occurred in Nashville early this morning. As of now, reports of 19+ fatalities, 150+ injuries, and millions in damages are being reported. Be sure to keep Nashville and the surrounding area in your thoughts and prayers this week. Severe weather (watches & warnings) isn't something to be taken lightly and it is unfortunate this occurred so early in the morning when many are asleep.
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