Lots of sunshine has started the day with temperatures currently in the low 60's. Cloud cover, as you can see below, is slowly working east. Expect a mix of clouds to work in by this afternoon/evening and showers by the late overnight hours.
Luckily, this rain maker will be quick hitting with the majority of rainfall while many of us are asleep. The timing will be early in the morning (1-3 am) with rainfall moving out between (7-9 am). Rainfall totals will be around a quarter of an inch with half an inch possible in isolated areas. With this system being an early morning one, sunshine will return by tomorrow afternoon. If you had any plans tomorrow and see rainfall in the forecast, don't let it damper your day! Cooler and drier air will be around tomorrow afternoon with sunshine overhead. As highlighted by our title post, round two of showers arrive mid-morning Sunday. These will start scattered with more moderate showers overnight and into Monday. A few rumbles of thunder are possible as well but nothing is expected to be severe. Sunnier skies return Monday afternoon and through Tuesday.
Shower totals will vary depending on your location. Tonights rainfall will leave around a quarter of an inch for most of the area. Sunday's system will primarily be to the south, providing 1 to 1.5" of rainfall for Chattanooga and southern TN. Closer to home, expect upwards of 3/4" with locally higher amounts possible.
If you had afternoon plans Saturday, keep them! Rain will move out in the morning with clearing by the afternoon. Much of Sunday and early Monday will be wet but sunny skies return early next week. Have a good weekend!
Your trusted source for everything weather in East Tennessee.