It couldn't a more beautiful day across the Tennessee Valley if it tried! Cobalt blue clear skies, light winds, temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. It doesn't get better than this. The good news is that the quiet weather will continue for much of this week, except for one small speed bump along the way.
After topping out in the lower 70s (and a few mid 70s in spots), clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop quickly into the mid 50s right after sunset, and then we're headed for the mid 40s by daybreak on Tuesday. Not quite as chilly as the last few nights, but definitely still on the cool side.
High pressure starts shifting off the Southeast coast as we head from Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds become more southerly as that happens and a cold front approaches from the Plains again. Clouds will be on the increase, but rain showers look to stay to our west until late Wednesday night and into Thursday as the front moves through. We can't even rule out a few thunderstorms, but no severe weather is expected. Partly sunny skies return by Friday as cooler and drier air moves in.
Daytime highs will run in the low to mid 70s through Thursday before the front moves through, before being knocked back into the mid and upper 60s in time for Friday and the weekend. Morning lows briefly spike from the 40s into the mid to upper 50s right ahead of the front Thursday morning with increased moisture across the area, but return to the mid and upper 40s behind the front, setting us up for another cool and crisp fall weekend ahead, perfect weather for heading to the pumpkin patch this coming weekend!