Another stunning weather day across the Tennessee Valley on this Friday! Skies are crystal clear, and temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s with low humidity this afternoon. The only downside is that it has once again been windy today, with northerly winds of 10-15 mph sustained at times, with gusts as high as 20-25 mph.
Weather looks fine if you're headed out to high school football games, the Middle Tennessee District Fair, or out to dinner this evening. Skies will be clear, with temperatures in the lower 70s around 6pm, dropping into the 60s right after sunset and into the upper 50s by 9 to 10pm.
Those clear skies and dry air will allow us to drop down to the mid to upper 40s for one more night tonight before we start moderating overnight lows back into the 50s.
Temperatures through the weekend into early next week look to hang out in the mid 70s or so for daytime highs, and morning lows coming back into the low to mid 50s. We look to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny again on Saturday, but there may be a few more clouds back into the area on Sunday as the outer cloud shield of Ian's remnants try to shift west into our area. A mix of sun and clouds continues into early next week as Ian's remnants depart off the East Coast.
We look to stay dry for at least the next 7 days, if not longer. And that's not necessarily good news, even if it gives you good weather for outdoor plans. We are still bordering on drought conditions across a lot of the area, and it won't take too long of a dry stretch to cause this to worsen. This is typically the driest time of the year for our area though; so, this isn't out of the ordinary. The storm track usually begins getting active as we head deeper into October and especially as we head into November.
Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon (2nd United States landfall and 3rd landfall overall) near Georgetown, South Carolina. From here, Ian will weaken as it moves northward through the Carolinas and into the Appalachians of western Virginia. Heavy rain and flooding, gusty winds, and even a tornado risk are all on the table over the Carolinas into Virginia the next day or so. The good news is that all that inclement weather stays off to the east of our local viewing area!