Another mostly sunny and beautiful day across the Tennessee Valley on this Tuesday. Temperatures are climbing into the 70s across the area, and these temperatures will climb a few more degrees through the afternoon. Looking far and wide, the closest rain to our area is in the Plains, and that will be staying off to our west.
Skies stay clear for the rest of the day, and as we head through the evening and overnight. After topping out in the mid to upper 70s, that clear sky and dry air allows temperatures to drop well back into the 40s as we head into the overnight. I wouldn't be shocked at some isolated 39 degree readings over southern middle Tennessee in some of the sheltered valley areas that usually run a little bit colder than everywhere else. That is only a preview of what is coming for the weekend!
We actually see a bit of a warming trend for the next couple of days as we start to see southwest flow ahead of a cold front that moves in late week. That allows us to warm to near 80 tomorrow and into the lower 80s everywhere on Thursday. That is very short-lived though with the front moving through early in the day on Friday and bringing our daytime highs back down to the low to mid 70s. This cooler and drier air will definitely be felt over the weekend. We're talking about daytime highs on Saturday only in the mid to upper 60s! And we may be waking up in the upper 30s for a large part of the area by Sunday morning. Temperatures look to start moderating again as we head into early next week. No rain chances are on the board for the next seven days, and it may be a good 10-14 days (or longer) before we have any solid rain chance in the forecast.
It probably won't be too much longer before we have Julia and Karl on the board in the Atlantic. However, the western disturbance looks like it is headed toward Central America, and the eastern disturbance appears to want to recurve northward into the open Atlantic. We will continue to monitor for changes, but for right now, neither of these systems appear to pose any type of risk to the mainland United States.