Sunday Morning, September 21, 2014
Meteorologist Jake Reed

Patchy fog has developed early this morning across the Tennessee Valley, but a recent check of visibilities doesn’t suggest it is a widespread issue. A front currently moving south through the Midwest with a broken line of rain and storms ahead of it will arrive in our area this afternoon. It won’t rain everywhere– hence today’s 30% chance of rain– but the rain that forms will likely be heavy for a brief time.

Ahead of the front, we’ve got another warm and breezy day on the way. Humidity will also be borderline uncomfortable. Afternoon highs will top out in the low-mid 80s for southern Tennessee where the front will arrive sooner; elsewhere, we’ll climb into the mid and upper 80s. We could have wind gusts close to 20 miles per hour at times this afternoon.

The majority of the upcoming week will be spent sunny and mild with temperatures staying below 60 degrees most mornings while highs average around 80 degrees. Rain chances remain close to zero through late week, but some rain becomes a possibility by Friday and Saturday. At this point in the forecast things become very hazy. The question of whether or not showers are widespread will be determined by some very subtle features which are going to be very sensitive to small errors in the models. This means the predictability (and forecast confidence) is low at this point. For that reason, we will keep chances low for now, but we may need to adjust the chances higher during the coming days.

Fall officially begins Monday evening at 9:29pm CT!

Farm and Garden Forecast: WHNT News 19’s Farm & Garden Forecast is updated daily with information specifically geared toward farmers and gardeners: Valleywx.com!

SUNDAY: Increasing clouds. A chance of rain and storms. High: 87. Rain: 30%.

MONDAY: Sunny, less humid and cooler. High: 77.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 80.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny and Mild. High: 80.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. High: 82.

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