It's a cold Monday start with temperatures across the valley hovering in the low to mid 20's. As we look forward to this afternoon, we'll warm up nicely in the low to mid 50's under sunny skies. Cloud cover does slide in late though as a system to our north shifts east. Looking below, these were the final snow amounts East Tennessee picked up Saturday night into Sunday. Overall, accumulations were pretty on par with the forecast. Some spots across the valley picked up half an inch more than anticipated, but locally higher amounts are always expected.
As we saw last week, temperatures will start out the new work week very mild. High's today will top out in the low to mid 50's with Tuesday in the mid to upper 50's. Some areas could even see the low to mid 60's as seen below for Chattanooga. Southern flow will dominate bringing in warm temperatures and moist air. A few isolated showers can't be ruled out for tomorrow, but the majority of us will stay dry and cloudy.
A system lies just to our north and west and will work east through the day today. As it does so, cloud cover will once again be on the increase tonight. Some data does hint at the opportunity for an isolated shower or two Tuesday, but overall, things should stay on the dry side. Towards the middle of the week we will see shower chances return. This next system should arrive the later half of the day Wednesday bringing rain overnight and through Thursday. Cooler air should follow, knocking temperatures back down to average or slightly below.
Satellite gives us the 'all clear' early today, so enjoy the sunshine and mild afternoon high's. If you haven't left the house this morning, be sure to layer up! I would also like to announce The Secret City Weather Almanac is soon on the way. If you would like to be apart of this years addition, check out: SecretCityWeather.com/sponsors
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