Some of you will gobble up this forecast: dry conditions for much of the day today! As you can see (or maybe you are still tucked away in bed) partly sunny skies have started us out. This will be the trend through noon, before cloud cover increases from west to east the later half of the day. Temperatures will be very mild for this time of the year, with highs topping out in the low to mid 60s.
Into this evening, cloudy skies can be expected where showers will soon follow suit. A weak passing cold front will bring the chance for scattered showers into the night, where drier conditions once again return the second half of the day Friday. Butter-yet, dry conditions then continue into Saturday as well. Cloud cover will increase through the start of the weekend, as another system passes into the evening and into Sunday. This will bring widespread showers to the area, where 0.5-0.75" can be expected. High pressure then fills in Monday and Tuesday, before another system arrives and brings rainfall potential Tuesday night and throughout Wednesday.
I will quit being a ham now and get back to the forecast (I promise I am done now). The several rounds of showers will bring any where between 1 and 2 inches to East Tennessee over the next week, where locally higher amounts will be possible. We will keep an eye on the system next week, as the strength and timing still need to be worked out a bit. Nonetheless, keep the rain jackets/umbrellas handy over the next 7 days as 3 different disturbances will traverse nearby.
Given the dry conditions in the recent months, the several rounds of rainfall will be welcomed and hopefully puts us back on track. Temperatures overall will stay fairly seasonal in the 50s to low 60s through mid week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be off tomorrow but active on Twitter and Facebook, so don't forget to catch your forecast and more there by giving us a follow.
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