Saturday Night, November 28, 2015
Meteorologist Jake Reed
Wet at times through late Tuesday
Waves of mostly light and moderate rain will continue to move across the Valley Saturday night. Though it has rained off and on most of the evening in parts of the Valley, rain totals have generally stayed under 0.25 inches.
It will not rain all day Sunday, but expect areas of showers around at just about anytime. The next wave of widespread rain will move in Sunday evening and continue into Monday morning. The final push of rain– which may include a few thunderstorms– will move through Tuesday afternoon and evening. Drier and cooler weather will filter into the region during the day Wednesday.
Rain amounts over two inches possible in parts of the Valley
Although we don’t expect torrential downpours over the coming days, the light and moderate rain will begin to add up quickly in parts of the Valley. We expect the highest rain totals to accumulate north of Highway 72, and especially near Highway 64 in southern Tennessee. Communities in Wayne, Lawrence, Giles and Lincoln Counties may easily see over two inches of rain between now and late Tuesday night.
Totals will be less over north Alabama, but a few communities should have no problem seeing between 1.5 and two inches of rain over that same time period. We’ll forecast an average rain total between 0.5 and 1.5 inches. The farther south from the Tennessee River you are, expect lesser amounts of rain.
Cooler once the rain clears out
The bulk of the wet weather we expect in the Valley will fall between late Saturday night through late Tuesday night. We’ll keep a low-end chance for very early Wednesday morning, but by daybreak, cooler and drier air will be surging in from the northwest.
Our stretch of unseasonably mild weather will end Wednesday afternoon with highs only reaching the low and middle 50s. We’ll stay in the middle 50s each afternoon Wednesday through Friday, before slightly milder weather returns next weekend.
Tennessee Valley Forecast:
SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a few light showers, mainly west of I-65 through the evening. Showers become more widespread after midnight. Low: 59. Wind: SE 5-10. Rain: 60%.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with periods of light and moderate rain during the day. High: 67. Wind: SW 3-9. Rain: 60%.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with widespread light and moderate rain. Low: 56. Wind S 3-6. Rain: 80%.
MONDAY: Cloudy and wet at times. High: 65. Wind: SW 3-9. Rain: 60%.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, mild and breezy at times. Light rain and a few thunderstorms likely in the afternoon and evening. High: 67. Wind: SW 5-15. Rain: 50%.
WEDNESDAY: A few showers possible before sunrise. Dry during the day and turning cooler. High: 57. Wind: WNW 5-15. Rain: 10%.
THURSDAY: Cold in the morning. Partly to mostly sunny in the afternoon. High: 57. Wind: N 5-15.
FRIDAY: Chilly in the morning. Sunny, dry and cool in the afternoon. High: 56. Wind: NNE 5-15.
SATURDAY: Sunny and mild. A steady breeze during the afternoon. High: 60. Wind: ESE 10-15.