Wet Start To The Work Week
Overall, it was a pretty weekend filled with blue skies and comfortable temperatures. The overnight hours were a bit chilly, but the temperatures were around average for this time of the year. Today we started with partly cloudy skies and ended mostly cloudy. Clouds are expected to increase overnight ahead of rain that will be moving in Monday. Do not rule out the possibility of some scattered showers overnight tonight, as there are some scattered light showers south of Knoxville around Sweetwater, Athens, and Maryville. These will move out soon, leaving cloudy skies overnight. As for 12z today to 12z tomorrow (8am today to 8am Monday), the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has released their thoughts on the up and coming system (below).
Luckily, the severe threat is in areas like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. The mechanisms for severe weather in our area appear to just not be there. So with this in mind, we can expect rain much of tomorrow and for it to be heavy at times. Overall totals for this event are up to half an inch of rain. The main threats are localized flooding. Even though we have had lots of sunshine as of late, much of the ground is still saturated, so with an added half an inch of rain, flooding is possible in some areas. Once the rain moves out Monday night, you can expect sunny skies for the rest of the work week. On top of the plentiful amounts of sunshine are warmer Spring temperatures. By Friday you can expect high's in the low 70's. I will let you know if there are any changes with the event tomorrow, but until then don't forget your umbrellas! Also check out our newest tab "radar" to see where the rain is in your area.
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