Another pleasant day planned, with mostly sunny skies and highs finding the low 80s. As you can see below, clear skies are in full force heading into the lunch time hour with traffic at the intersection of I-40 and I-75 a little backed up in spots, especially the further east you head towards downtown.
As far as those temperatures, we will be mild today but cooler air is inbound. A passing dry cold front will bring a cooler feel to the area tomorrow and throughout the weekend, aided by additional cloud cover and isolated to scattered rain chances. You can clearly make out the cold front to our north, where much cooler air resides when compared to yesterdays temperatures.
Looking at model guidance, shower chances will vary through the holliday weekend. A system across the Carolinas will actually bring rainfall from the east (a rarity for us). Given the orientation and progression of this system, Northeast Tennessee will be favored for the best rain/storm chances, while locations further south and west fair the best in staying dry. That said, most locations will see an increase in cloud cover Friday night into Saturday, lingering through much of the weekend. Given there are still some uncertainties on path/ moisture/ strength of the weekend system, have stayed close to the 20-40% range for rainfall chances Saturday and Sunday across the valley. Better and warmer conditions are likely Memorial Day.
That will conclude todays forecast, I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some sunshine and mild temperatures. The 70s and even a few 60s for highs are expected this weekend. We warm right back up next week, with near 90 on the horizon for some!
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