A warmer weekend along with some rain at times
The upcoming weekend should once again be unseasonably warm under a cloudy sky. Some light rain at times Saturday, but a better chance Saturday Night and into Sunday.
(IMAGE GALLERY ABOVE: #1. CLOUDY WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN AT TIMES SATURDAY.......#2. SATURDAY AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S.......#3. BETTER COVERAGE OF SHOWERS INTO SUNDAY......#4. WARMER THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ANOTHER WARM UP
Increasing cloud cover for Saturday. A southerly wind should keep temperatures above average for this time of year reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s by afternoon. Some passing light showers at times during the day, though not an all day wash out. Any rainfall amounts also look very light at under 0,10" through evening. Very mild Saturday Night as temperatures hold in the mid/upper 50s along with a better coverage of light showers moving through.
Sunday looks cloudy and even warmer with afternoon temperatures nearing 70. However, there should be a better coverage of showers off and on, but ending from west to east by late day and into the evening. Overall rainfall amounts for both days should be light only averaging around 0.20".
Drier and turning much cooler Sunday Night with temperatures by Monday Morning in the 30s.
SEASONAL START TO NEXT WEEK
Temperatures should be about normal for early next week. Partly sunny Monday with highs in the low/mid 50s after morning lows in the 30s. A few more clouds Tuesday but only a slight rain chance with highs again in the 50s after a morning low in the 30s. The average high and low for mid February is 54 and 33.
COLDER MID TO LATE WEEK (AND POSSIBLY WINTRY IN THE SMOKIES & BLUE RIDGE MTNS)
A low pressure system moving along the Gulf Coast Wednesday should bring a return chance for some rain. A chilly rain with highs in the low 50s (40s local mountains). As this "low" moves by and pulls in colder air, this could change the rain to periods of snow at the higher peaks of the Smokies and even the Blue Ridge Mtns. Most of our immediate viewing area mainly rain, but we'll keep an eye on those eastern higher peaks for late Wednesday and Wednesday Night.
Thursday looks drier and a little colder with afternoon highs only in the 40s. More sunny and a little milder Friday with low to mid 50s by afternoon.
You can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!