Temps Steadily Warm
Hope you are enjoying lots of sunshine this afternoon! It remains chilly with 1 pm temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. Most will edge out a few more degrees (mid 50s) before days end. The past several nights have been chilly, with another night of freezing temperatures expected. Looking at the nation-wide hazards map, most of the eastern half of the USA is under either a freeze watch, freeze warning, or frost advisory tonight. That gap across Tennessee is due to unknowns with the agriculture program. If you didn't know, the NWS puts these freeze warnings and frost advisories out as a tell to ag folks "temperatures could be cold enough to damage or kill your plants." Once a hard freeze occurs, plants are likely killed and coordination is conducted with officials of the state and local offices to judge weather to end the frost/freeze program for the season. It appears that most of Tennessee has agreed to end the program, but this may go one more night (tonight). Nonetheless the growing season has come to a close and lots of states across the USA will come to that decision by tomorrow.
As far as what can be expected moving forward: the answer is not much. High pressure will settle just to our south, working northeast with time. As it does so, temperatures will steadily warm, where we see highs returning to the 70s to near 80 through the weekend. Our next shot of rain arrives early to mid next week, where another cold front takes aim at the region.
Other than the chilly starts each morning and the cooler than average highs in the afternoon, things should be pleasant with lots of sunshine. More comfortable temperatures will return towards Friday, with near average through the weekend.
Pre-recorded for 5pm weather broadcast
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