Good morning everyone! Temperatures out of the door for your Friday morning are expected to be in the mid 20's. To close out the work week, conditions will remain rather pleasant for winter with high's in the mid to upper 40's, mostly sunny skies, and light winds. Friday night's low will be a bit warmer than the previous nights with a low in the mid 30's. So what is expected for this weekend? Well, snow is out of the picture. The system, as predicted, is heading too far north for us to receive any decent chance at snow. Do not rule out though the possibility of a snow shower or two for some parts of east Tennessee (mainly the northeastern quadrant). Below is an example of a model run (NAM) showing the likely areas of snow (blue) and rain (green). The timing of when some of these rain showers could impact us will be in the mid Saturday morning hours and into the afternoon. By sunset the bulk of the system will be upon us bringing lots of rain. Rain amounts of half an inch or more total are likely for our area this weekend. The rain will continue into Sunday before clearing up early next week.
If you plan to travel north this weekend keep in mind the threats of snow and messy road conditions for areas like Richmond, Lexington, Danville, and to the north. The model below shows the snow amounts for the northern half of Kentucky. For Tennessee, this may be a miss for the snow but the pattern for snow and more cold weather seems prevalent in the weeks to come. As always, continue staying up to date on our page and on our Twitter (@SecretCityWX) with your latest weather updates and forecasts.
Sources: NWS, COD Weather