Monday Morning, February 20, 2017
Meteorologist Jake Reed/Meteorologist Ben Smith

Very warm weather continues this week

Full sunshine has pushed temperatures over 10 degrees above average Sunday afternoon. As of 3 p.m., most communities were near 70 degrees. High pressure maintains control of our forecast, so expect dry weather to continue.

A storm system west of the Tennessee Valley will begin spreading some high, thin clouds our way during the day, but rain is highly unlikely. Afternoon highs will be even warmer than Sunday; expect low and middle 70s across the board. Clouds thicken up late tonight and Tuesday, and we bring in the chance of a few showers for Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold front will not push through until Friday.

Monday’s Forecast – Feeling Like April

Warm President’s Day: Today is a holiday and many of you might have an extended weekend. The weather looks fantastic for any outdoor plans you may have.

Today will be a dry day, but you will want to pack sunscreen if you plan to spend an extended amount of time outdoors – yes, you can get sunburn in the winter.

Temperatures will be very warm for this time of year. Afternoon highs will reach the low and middle 70s. The wind should generally stay under 10 miles per hour, so there should not be any problems out on area lakes in the afternoon.

Feeling like April: That’s right, it’s that warm outside. With highs in the middle 70s, that’s average for the middle of April in the Tennessee Valley. Looking at the extended forecast, there isn’t any cold air on the way. We’ll be in the 50s by next weekend. That’s still near average for this time of year. No significant rainfall expected through the weekend.

Tennessee Valley Forecast:

TODAY: Dry, mostly sunny and very warm. High: 74. Wind: SE 5-10.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Low: 55. Wind: SE 5-10.

TUESDAY: Becoming mostly cloudy with showers possible. High: 72. Wind: S 5-15. Rain: 20%.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy and cool. A low chance of a brief shower or drizzle. Low: 56. Wind: SE 5. Rain: 10%.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and very warm with a low chance of showers. High: 76. Wind: S 5-10. Rain: 20%.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and very warm. A stray shower is possible, but not very likely. High: 77. Wind: SW 10-15. Rain: 10%.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and mild with a round of rain and thunder possible during the day. High: 70. Wind: WSW 10-15. Rain: 30%.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, dry and much cooler. High: 57. Wind: N 7-14.

SUNDAY: Fair, dry and mild. High: 64. Wind: SE 5-10.

MONDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with showers possible late in the day. High: 68. Wind: S 10-20. Rain: 20%.

TUESDAY: Cloudy and warm with areas of rain possible. High: 73. Wind: SW 5-10. Rain: 30%.