With Ian leaving its mark across Florida and the East Coast, two more areas of concern arise across the Tropics. With a high likelihood of development from a disturbance off the African coast, we will need to eye where this potential system goes. Likewise for the disturbance north of South America, with a 40% chance of development in the next 48 hours.
Moving forward across East Tennessee, high pressure sits to our north. As this shift east, warmer temperatures will advect in, allowing for highs to peak in the mid 70s tomorrow and near 80 on Thursday. This will be short lived though, as a cold front passes through Friday, bringing some of the coolest temperatures we have had since the Spring. This should be a dry front as well, meaning little to no rainfall chances locally, and mainly increased cloud cover for our northern counties.
Checking out temperatures for Saturday and Sunday morning, it's going to be a chilly one. The cold front will allow for lows in the 40s Friday night and upper 30s Saturday night. Keep in mind this is for valley locations, those in the higher terrain will likely see the low 30s, with a few upper 20s not impossible. This is also a heads up to protect any tender/sensitive plants. Some frost is likely, which can kill off vegetation.
Other than the warming temperatures through Thursday and a quick drop off into the weekend, conditions remain rather quiet. Drought conditions will likely creep back in, which could lead to a risk of fire weather toward November. For now, things remain in tact but something we'll be watching for ahead.
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