With cooler temperatures already in place (starting the day in the upper 20's and low 30's), we will top out this afternoon in the lower 50's under mostly sunny skies. For those who have already been outside today, you are definitely feeling the difference temperatures wise from this time yesterday. Much of east Tennessee is 30+ degrees cooler thanks to the cold front we had move through.
Looking at the surface map below, little changes are expected in the forecast as a high pressure system will lock in dry air and maintain the seasonal conditions. By mid-weekend, a weak cold front will bring temps back down into the lower 50's for high's Sunday, but we will continue staying mostly sunny and dry overhead.
Pairing this with model guidance, there's little to discuss weather-wise other than the cooler air. Dry conditions, cooler temperatures, and sunny skies will stick around this weekend and into early next week. This will make for a perfect weekend to hike, camp, or enjoy any outdoor activities. Don't forget to share your outdoor time with us by sending your pictures to SecretCityWX@aol.com or tagging us on social media (@SecretCityWX for both Twitter and Facebook). We, of course, will give full credit to you.
That will wrap up your forecast for the work week, but I hope everyone can enjoy the cooler temperatures and the much needed sun after days of soggy conditions. You can find your full graphical forecast under the "Weekly Forecast" tab above. Have a great weekend!