Record-Setting Cold Next Week?

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It’s unusual to see record cold temperatures on a Seven Day Forecast. Records are records for a reason – they don’t happen often!

When I made today’s outlook, I didn’t look at the records because I didn’t want them to influence my ideas. Now that I’ve seen them and some new data, I’m very confident we’re going to come very close to breaking a few record lows and record “minimum maximums” (coldest daytime highs) next week.

Check out the midday GFS temperature output; it shows highs below 32ºF on Tuesday and near 40ºF on Wednesday:

18Z GFS Temperature Forecast (11/13/14)

18Z GFS Temperature Forecast (11/13/14)

This first blast of cold eases up a little this weekend; the Arctic high moderates and shifts over to the east of the Tennessee Valley allowing some milder air to nose in from the southeast on Saturday and Sunday. There’s another big front on the heels of the “warm-up” though!

Jason 1

That next “big” blast brings the chance of record-setting highs and lows – both the cold kind.

7 Day PM - Updated

The rest of the Seven Day Forecast is over at, see that for specifics about the weekend, football forecasts, and a look at the warming trend coming late next week.

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