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Weekend Outlook: Windy & soggy, then drier & colder

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No change to our weekend outlook as a strong cold front moves through the Tennessee Valley. A warm, windy and wet Saturday afternoon transitions to a drier and colder Sunday.

SUNNY FRIDAY

A nice end to the work week with sunshine for most of the day Friday. Cold during the morning with temperatures in the mid/upper 30s, but a few spots north and east near the freezing mark. A quick warm up through the afternoon with highs in the low/mid 60s and a light southerly wind.

It won't be as cold Friday Night as skies become partly cloudy and overnight lows in the upper 40s to near 50.

WINDY & WARM SATURDAY, THEN RAIN MOVES IN

The strong cold front moves closer to our viewing area through the day Saturday. The day should start dry, but with increasing clouds and an increasing wind from the south. Gusty at times with a south wind at 15-25mph and even gusts above 30mph. Temperatures should reach the mid 60s and even upper 60s south before showers move in. The leading edge of scattered showers could move in during the early afternoon. The better coverage of showers and some thunderstorms should be from mid/late afternoon along with the gusty wind. Rainfall amounts ranging from 0.50"-0.75".

Showers and storms should quickly move through our viewing area through the evening hours, then quickly exiting and drier late evening and overnight. This is also when temperatures should become much colder.

SUNNY & COLDER SUNDAY

Temperatures should drop to the upper 30s by daybreak Sunday. Some lingering clouds, then partly to mostly sunny the remainder of the day. However, the chill will settle in and afternoon temperatures should only reach the upper 40s. A northerly breeze at 10-15mph. Even colder Sunday Night with a clear sky as temperatures drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s.

COOL START TO THANKSGIVING WEEK

That very cold start to Monday near 30 should have a high in the low 50s with a sunny to partly sunny sky. Not much changing Tuesday or Wednesday. The trend currently looks dry both days with a mix of sun and clouds. Morning temperatures in the 30s and afternoon highs in the low/mid 50s.

The Forecast models of Thursday (Thanksgiving) had some slight differences. The GFS model was dry for Thanksgiving with a morning low near the freezing mark, then lower 50s for the afternoon. The European Model shows a low pressure system in the Gulf possibly spreading a few light showers our way Thanksgiving afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.

As always, we will continue to watch these trends and keep you updated!

David Glenn

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