After widespread showers and thunderstorms yesterday, we are back to calm weather today. The Arctic Air Skycam Network shows beautiful sunny skies, and we will see this sunshine stick around for at least a couple more days. Temperatures are on the cool side behind the front today, with many of us in the lower 60s as of early this afternoon.
Highs today will likely top out in the mid to upper 60s for most of us across the Tennessee Valley. With the clear skies and light winds, we are going to cool efficiently after sunset, dropping back into the upper 40s and lower 50s as early as 8:00-9:00pm, and then everyone bottoming out in the upper 30s to lower 40s by daybreak on Wednesday morning.
High pressure will be centered overhead for Wednesday, and this means sunny skies will continue. High temperatures areawide will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. That high shifts east on Thursday, and although clouds increase a little bit, we begin a sold warming trend as winds become more southerly. We'll be in the mid 70s by Thursday, upper 70s by Friday, and into the lower 80s by the weekend. Those southerly winds also mean increasing moisture, and with disturbances passing by, we start introducing shower and thunderstorm chances to the forecast. A stray shower is possible Friday into Friday night, but most of us are likely dry. The most likely period for rain and storms appears to be Saturday night and Sunday. Some of the rainfall could be heavy at times, and a few storms may have gusty winds, but organized severe storms are not expected. That unsettled weather carries on right into early next week.