A beautiful but cool day is in the making for the Volunteer State as sunny skies will round out our afternoon. Looking below, temperatures, though it may not feel like it, are warming compared to this time yesterday. Many saw highs in the 40s Tuesday and we should warm to highs in the low to mid 50s. Even warmer conditions, near our usual average, will find us in for Thursday.
In addition to the warmer temperatures, we will also see an uptick in moisture, and thus, cloud cover. As a low pressure system tracks east, its cold front south will take aim at the area. Showers will result, with isolated chances beginning Thursday night. The bulk of activity will come Friday, with a few thunderstorms also not ruled out through the day. Overall, this should be a one day hit, before drier and much cooler air filters back in this weekend.
In terms of rainfall amounts, the bulk of precipitation will stay south. That said, you can expect between 0.5-1" Friday. Within any thunderstorms locally higher amounts are likely. The best potential for this will be across the southern valley, nearer to Georgia and Alabama.
Over the next week the pattern generally stays the same: below average temperatures & brief periods of rain chances. After our shot of rain Friday, we cool back down into the 40s this weekend and stay dry through at least early next week. A system has the chance to bring another round Tuesday, but time will tell on the exact track and impacts as it works along the coastline. Until then, enjoy the warmer temperatures and some sunshine tomorrow before showers return Friday.
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