Bitter Cold Continues
Another round of arctic air moves in for Thursday resulting in a dangerous wind chill. This prolonged cold spell continues through the weekend, then some rain could move in for Monday.
As a powerful winter storm moves up the eastern seaboard, bitter cold air will get pulled in across the Tennessee Valley and Southeast. The result is another prolonged period of time with temperatures remaining below freezing. Wind Chill values by Thursday Morning could be in the single digits (below zero for some north) and remain in the single digits to 10s through the afternoon. The air temperature staying in the 20s through the afternoon. Friday and Saturday both look sunny and very cold with afternoon highs only around 32 and morning lows in the low/mid 10s. Please limit your exposure to these extremely cold temperatures. Bring your pets inside!!!
By Sunday, expect increasing cloud cover, but also a southerly wind. That could help our afternoon temperatures rise to just above 40. This could be the first time that most of us get back above the freezing mark. We will also be watching for the arrival of some rain possibly as early as Sunday Night. If it arrives early enough, then there could be a period of a wintry mix late Sunday Night and into Monday Morning. This means that there could be a mix of sleet/freezing rain and light snow through Monday Morning, then a change to rain as temperatures both at the surface and aloft warm above freezing. It may take longer for areas east. So, we will be watching this very closely and keep you updated through the weekend.
Next week's temperatures should be a little more tolerable with afternoon highs in the upper 40s and even near 50 by midweek.
You can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!