Sunny & Cold...Improving For Wednesday
I hope you are staying warm this afternoon! Many valley locations sit in the low 40s right now, but the sunshine is making things feel a bit warmer. Check out the view across the Smokies. With a few thousand feet higher of elevation, temperatures up here are currently in the upper 20s. Nonetheless, beautiful conditions can be seen from the Newfound Gap Camera.
For morning lows today, here are a few of the official readings:
Oak Ridge: 24
Knoxville (McGhee Tyson): 25
A dry stent will carry us into Wednesday before our next weather maker arrives on Thanksgiving. Luckily, most of this rainfall will arrive the later half of the day, so there should be some time to enjoy any outdoor activities you may have. With that said, it will be a quick mover as well. This means most of the rainfall will occur during sundown, so it shouldn't hamper too much for the day or into Friday. It is worthy to note as well there could be enough lingering moisture for a few snow flakes to fall. No accumulations or impacts are expected across the vast majority of East Tennessee, but still will be a pleasant site to see if you are lucky enough. High pressure builds back in for Friday, with sunshine into the weekend.
Overall totals will be fairly light. The 5 day outlook from the WPC suggests upwards of a quarter of an inch, with is in line with recent guidance trends as well. This should be a quick moving wetting rain followed by another blast of cold air on Friday.
And to that all important Thanksgiving Forecast.... We'll have a full run down for you tomorrow but I will say it likely won't be the most ideal day. Cloudy skies will persists through the greater portion of the morning before a cold front brings rain during the late afternoon, evening and portions of the overnight. Temperatures Thanksgiving day will be in the mid 50s (average for this time of the year).
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