Warm Today and Thursday, Then a Cold Front Approaches
I hope you're loving this fall weather across the Tennessee Valley. It couldn't be any better if it tried to be. Ben calls this "Joe Nichols Weather" because it's Sunny and 75 LOL... Temperatures as of the noon hour across the area are in the low to mid 70s today under classic cobalt blue clear October skies and a light southerly wind. You just can't really ask for better weather than this! Well, I guess you could, but if you are, stop being so greedy! LOL... We are going to hang on to this great weather for today and tomorrow, but then big changes are ahead. It's fall. You know the weather can't stay the same for long.
Our next cold front is currently moving southward through the Plains and Midwest. That is scheduled to arrive in here Thursday after midnight. There will probably be a few scattered showers ahead of the front, but with a lack of deeper moisture, we don't expect any heavy rain or thunderstorms with the frontal passage. Temperatures will drop during the early morning hours of Friday as the front passes and cooler and drier air makes it into the area.
Check out this big change in the temperatures as a result of that front! We wake up on Friday morning with temperatures back into the mid 40s, and then we struggle to get to 61 for a high Friday afternoon. To be honest, this may be a little generous, and several of us may not get out of the upper 50s Friday afternoon! Then, it looks like we have our first light frost of the season for some areas Friday night into daybreak on Saturday. That 37 is for the "metro" areas that are often a couple of degrees warmer. Once you get away from the population centers and the asphalt and back into the rural areas like the farms and "hollers" that run a few degrees naturally colder, you may see Saturday morning lows that flirt with 33-36 degrees. I think we will probably see some light frost on pumpkins come Saturday morning.
The good news is that it looks like temperatures moderate back toward the kind of "cool" weather we've already seen a few times over the past month... highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s and overnight lows in the upper 40s. That front that we were watching out in the extended range for next week is looking slower in getting into our area. Temperatures may stay mild for deeper into next week before taking another big dip. We'll iron out those details as we get closer!