Tropical Depression Karen Has Dissipated – Cold Front Brings Scattered Showers & Storms

Posted on: 10:34 am, October 6, 2013, by

Tropical Depression Karen continued weakening this morning and has now dissipated. The remnants will not have any impacts in the Tennessee Valley, but it will still bring increased surf and dangerous rip currents to the northern Gulf Coast, before moving inland within the next 24-36 hours.

What will continue to bring a chance for scattered showers and storms to north Alabama and southern middle Tennessee is a strong cold front located in Mississippi and west Tennessee this morning.  Scattered showers and storms have been moving from southwest to northeast in advance of the front and will likely increase in coverage as the front continues to approach and moves through.  Below is the radar image as of 10:30 am.

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Locally heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds are possible if any stronger storms develop. The severe threat remains extremely low, no severe storms are expected.  Due to the cloud cover and rain, high temperatures this afternoon will be cooler than yesterday, in the mid to upper 70s and low 80s.  Rain will slowly come to an end from west to east this evening and overnight.  By sunrise Monday, the rain will be of to the east with cooler and drier air filtering into the region.  Depending on the amount of clearing over your community, a few locations may dip into the upper 40s Monday morning, with everyone else in the low to mid 50s.

Despite a mostly sunny sky, temperatures will struggle to warm up Monday, as a northwest breeze continues to advect colder air into the Tennessee Valley.  High temperatures Monday afternoon will mostly range in the mid to upper 60s and low 70s.  A gradual warming trend will persist throughout the work week, with no rain in the forecast.

- Jennifer Watson

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