After all the rain and wind yesterday, and even a few snow flurries last night, the weather is cold but calm on our Friday. Sunshine is returning to the area as clouds are clearing out with time. Temperatures are still below freezing for much of us this morning in the 9:00 hour, but we will be moderating a bit as we head through the afternoon.
Skies will continue to clear through the afternoon as drier air moves in. Temperatures do warm a bit, but not nearly as much as the past several days, with afternoon highs only topping out in the low to mid 40s. By evening, clear skies allow us to drop back to the mid 30s after sunset, and then we're headed for the upper 20s and lower 30s by daybreak on Saturday as we start our Saturday morning with clear skies.
We have another dry front crossing the area Saturday, but temperatures will actually start moderating back closer to the upper 40s and lower 50s despite that. High pressure begins shifting off to the east and providing us with a southerly wind going into Sunday. That gets us to the upper 50s and lower 60s, and then we're well into the 60s on Monday and near 70 by Tuesday! However, this comes with rain and thunder chances returning next week as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico moves north and we have additional disturbances move out. In fact, much of next week looks wet with multiple rounds of heavy rain. A widespread 4 to 6 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts possible, may fall through next week. Because of that, we may have to watch for flooding issues across the area next week.
We apologize for being so quiet here on the blog the last week or so. As you can see, we have made the debut of the ALL NEW Tennessee Valley Weather Center. A lot of time, effort, and resources went into getting all that construction done in time to have the weather center operational for the severe weather threat yesterday. We are now fully moved in to our new studio, and we are ready to get back into the full swing of things and serve our communities of southern Tennessee, north Alabama, and northeast Mississippi with the most accurate and dependable weather information possible!