Rain and Colder Air Just Hours Away
The much talked about cold-front that will bring wet, chilly and windy conditions to the area is now moving across the Mississippi River Valley. Showers are only a little over 50 miles west of the Tennessee Valley and some rain may spill over into western areas within a few hours, but the overall eastward movement is slow, and the heaviest rain shouldn’t arrive in the Shoals until 4 or 5AM.
We don’t expect severe weather, but occasional thunder may be heard and some storms may be able to produce some gusty winds thanks to the already windy environment in place. The initial line of rain will gradually move east through the morning and early afternoon hours of Monday with trailing showers meaning many areas will see a fairly rainy day. Our original thinking regarding the timing of the rainfall still looks on track.
In the meantime, we have a breezy and mild night ahead. In fact, overnight temperatures will be much warmer than Monday afternoon temperatures. An arctic airmass will move into the region through Monday leading to falling temperatures through the day with 40′s expected area-wide by early afternoon.
Rain should be ending by Monday evening with skies clearing through Tuesday morning. Monday night temperatures are expected to fall into the lower 30′s.