Saturday Evening, February 25, 2017
Meteorologist Gabrielle Deabler
Freeze likely Sunday morning; mild & wet weather returns next week
High pressure will move overhead late tonight, bringing the coldest shot of air we’ll see this weekend. Temperatures drop down into the upper 20s by Sunday morning! Expect patchy frost to be possible in the morning and ‘feels like’ temperatures to hover in the mid 20s through sunrise.
Sunday will be another cool day, with highs making it back into the upper 50s. With plenty of sunshine and light winds though, it should still be a pleasant afternoon. Then an unsettled pattern sets up for the start of our work week.
Some Wet Weather at Times Next Week: One word that becomes a ‘catch-all’ in the world of weather is ‘unsettled.’ That describes a period of a 2-3 days in which there are waves of rain, clouds, drizzle, and even a few thunderstorms. That’s what we get early next week with a good chance of some showers on Monday and Tuesday followed up by some thunderstorms on Wednesday. It’s too early to know now if there’s any real risk of severe weather toward the middle of next week, but we will keep an eye out for it!
Several days’ worth of rainfall would be a good thing for us! The drought is beginning to expand and worsen again, so getting 1-2″ or more of rainfall next week would be welcome water for most of us.
Tennessee Valley Forecast:
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, calm, and cold! Low: 29. Wind: N 3-5.
SUNDAY: Patchy frost in the morning. Seasonably cool in the afternoon. High: 58. Wind: SE 5-10.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Cool with increasing cloud cover overnight. Low: 43. Wind: SSW 5-10.
MONDAY: Chilly in the morning; cloudy and wet at times during the day. High: 56. Wind: SW 5-10. Rain: 50%.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy and very mild with occasional showers or areas of moderate rain. High: 72. Wind: SSE 6-12. Rain: 40%.
WEDNESDAY: Warm and humid. Showers and some storms possible; the better chance of rain likely holds of until Wednesday night. High: 73. Wind: WSW 10-20. Rain: 50%.
THURSDAY: Cooler, breezy and dry. High: 55. Wind: NNW 10-20.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and fair. High: 58. Wind: N 5-10.
SATURDAY: Sunny and quiet. Seasonably Cool. High: 60. Wind: ESE 5-10.