Fall weather is in full swing. Keeping an eye on Ian.
Ahh, isn't it lovely. Fall in the South. No, really! We've been enjoying below-average temps
(normally in the low 80s for highs!) Leaves have already begun to change here in the Tennessee Valley. More seasonable weather is on the way. Tonight, you can expect another perfect evening with temperatures cooling off into the 50s once the sun goes down, and into the mid 40s overnight. I wouldn't be surprised if a few rural valley locations dropped into the lower 40s.
Tomorrow will be a chillier day because we will have winds racing out of the north. It'll be a bit breezy, and afternoon temperatures may not even reach the 70s. Hello, sweater weather! We'll be dry here in the Tennessee Valley through Friday.
Something I also want to talk about for tomorrow for Tishomingo County, Mississippi. There is a Fire Weather Watch from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday. The air will be dry and winds will be gusting up to 25 MPH. I would not be surprised if this watch got extended further east. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. You should not burn anything outside tomorrow!
Our weekend weather depends on Hurricane Ian and the track of the low as it moves inland. The further east, the fewer impacts we will see. As of this afternoon, the track is trending further east, meaning we will not see much rain or wind from the storm. Right now, we are dropping rain chances Saturday to 20% and dropping rain chances for Sunday to just a stray shower. Below you can find the latest NHC track on Ian as well as the current watches and warnings. Something to note is the landfall track is shifting south, meaning the storm may not weaken ahead of landfall. Time will tell, but Hurricane Ian may maintain Category 4 strength upon landfall. (it is forecast to strengthen from Cat 3 to Cat 4 today)
Again, as for us in the Tennessee Valley, this weekend is trending drier with fewer impacts from Ian's remnants. Temperatures remain comfortable. Keep checking back in with us for the latest on Hurricane Ian and your local weather forecast.