Seasonable & Sunny

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You couldn’t ask for much better weather than what we’ve had over the past few days and what’s in store for us this week.  Morning lows have been averaging around 10 degrees below normal, and they were the same this morning. The cool spot on the map this morning was Winchester, Tennessee at 27 degrees, with the warm spot being Albertville, Alabama with a low of 34 degrees.  Below is a map with some of the morning lows across the region.

A sunny sky will aid in warming us up quickly, with lunch time temperatures around 60 degrees and highs later this afternoon reaching into the low to mid 60s (right at average for mid November).  We can thank this beautiful, calm weather to high pressure across much of the eastern United States, with hardly any clouds stretching from the Ohio River Valley, Mid and Lower Mississippi River Valleys, and the Southeast.

Thankfully for the holiday week, with many traveling or having friends and family come visit them, it will be mostly dry and pleasant across the Tennessee Valley. Morning lows will slowly warm and range in the upper 30s and 40s, with afternoon highs only fluctuating between the low and mid 60s. There will be a few more clouds Tuesday and a slight chance for a stray shower, but most will remain dry.

The majority of November has seen below average temperatures as well, so will this trend continue?  It looks like a pattern shift is coming towards the end of November and early December, with our next somewhat decent chance for rain likely coming next Saturday. Though timing and amount of precipitation is still in question this far out, but it looks like a more active pattern will ensue after that, so enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!:)

- Jennifer Watson

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