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Rain and storms are gone. Clouds continue. Cooler air for now.

Clouds continue to hang tough this afternoon across the Tennessee Valley, but we are seeing some breaks of sun from time to time. Cooler air has moved in behind the cold front that brought the severe weather to our area yesterday. Temperatures are mostly in the 50s this afternoon, and dropping with time, but upper 40s aren't too far away... over western Tennessee as of this Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has placed southern middle Tennessee under a Wind Advisory valid until 7 pm this evening. There may be wind gusts occasionally as high as 40 mph because of the pressure gradient from the departing low pressure. Even outside of the advisory area, gusts of 20 to 30 mph are very possible, and it looks to be a bit on the windy side for the next several days as the overall weather system is rather slow to move on out of here.

As we head through the rest of today, clouds will continue to linger, and temperatures won't really be getting warmer than what they are right now. Gusty southwest to west winds will continue into the evening and overnight, and the cooler air mass and some breaks in the cloud cover will allow us to get into the mid to upper 30s by daybreak Thursday. We do think everyone will stay above freezing though. With a little more in the way of sunshine for Thursday, we look to be in the upper 50s to near 60.

Clouds and cooler weather hang tough from Thursday through Saturday and maybe even Sunday. We can't even rule out a stray shower or two either here or nearby on Saturday. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s through Sunday, with morning lows ranging from the mid 30s to the mid 40s. We do start getting into a warmer weather pattern to begin next week though, as high temperatures head toward the 70s. Unfortunately, that might be setting us up for another round of strong storms toward the middle of next week.

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