A Mild Sunday, then More Cold Air
Sunshine and a south wind led to a gorgeous Saturday for the Tennessee Valley (especially relative to the previous week). With clear skies and a light wind tonight, temperatures will continue falling into the lower 30′s for most, but a temperature range from the upper 20′s for the sheltered valleys to the lower 40′s on the higher ridges will be possible.
We’ll wrap up the weekend with another fairly mild day with mainly sunny skies on Sunday. A weak cold-front will be pushing into the area tomorrow morning, offsetting the sun’s effects somewhat and keeping highs from climbing much higher than today, but we still be above seasonal averages. A northwest breeze of about 5 to 15mph is expected for the afternoon.
Tomorrow’s weak front will be the tip of the iceberg with respect to the cold air. The main brunt of the arctic air will be heading south over the next 48 hours or so, giving us a chilly Monday with highs in the 40′s and a bitterly cold Monday night. By Tuesday morning, many areas in the Tennessee Valley will have a good shot of dropping into the teens.
Temperatures will moderate a bit through the rest of the week as another storm system develops to our west. This system will likely bring rain and colder air to the area by next Friday. For the complete forecast, check out WHNT’s forecast page.