Calm and improving weather has returned. Warming in time for the weekend.
Skies are clearing across the Tennessee Valley as the upper low that brought the severe weather and flooding to the area the past few days is finally pulling off to the northeast. Sunshine is allowing our temperatures to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon, and it's turning out to be not a bad weather day!
Futurecast shows clouds continuing to decrease this afternoon as drier air continues to work in. This will allow us to drop into the 60s not long after sunset, and we look to drop into the upper 50s and lower 60s by daybreak on Friday. More of the same weather is expected for Friday, with partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s. If you're headed to high school football games either tonight or tomorrow night, weather looks just fine, with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
We hold on to the partly to mostly sunny skies through the weekend as we are placed in between weather systems. Increasing southerly flow across the area, along with more sunshine, will allow temperatures to continue into the lower 80s, and a few of us may be in the mid 80s by Sunday. Early next week, a storm system ejects out of the Plains and brings a cold front our way. There may be a shower or storm as that front approaches, stalls out, and then lifts back north as a warm front in the Monday to Tuesday timeframe. However, with the main dynamics lifting north of our area, rain looks limited, and we don't see any severe weather threat for our area locally. Another front approaches Thursday with a chance of showers and storms, but it's another similar case where the front will be weakening as it approaches due to the main dynamics going north, keeping the coverage of rain limited, and not setting us up for any risk of severe storms (unless something drastically changes between now and then). We are entering our fall severe weather season though, and we will be watching any approaching front carefully from here on out.