A warm and dry start to May
April was a cool and wet month in the Tennessee Valley. The average temperature of 57.4 degrees was 2.9 degrees below average. The monthly total rainfall of 6.59" was 2.72" above average. A reversal of this weather pattern can be expected for the first week of May!
Sunny skies can be expected each day from Tuesday through Thursday. Cool mornings in the 40s Tuesday, then mainly 50s Wednesday and Thursday. Afternoon highs should sneak above the 80 degree mark at most valley locations Tuesday, but still 70s at higher elevations. Low to mid 80s are possible Wednesday and Thursday. The average high and low for the first few days of may is 77 and 53. So, we'll be just a tad above average for a change!
SEVERE STORMS IN THE PLAINS
The most active weather this week should be in the Central and Southern Plains states Tuesday through Thursday. The month of May is often the most active time of year in that part of the country for severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has this area on the outlook for severe storms chances.
OUR NEXT RAIN CHANCE
That same storm system in the Plains should approach the Tennessee Valley by Friday. However, it appears that it may not have nearly as much energy and be much weaker by the time it arrives locally. So, for now, we'll include the chance for some scattered showers and even a t-shower later Friday and Friday Night. For now, the risk of anything severe remains very low. Over the weekend, we'll continue to watch for the chance for at least some scattered showers. But, at this time nothing heavy or severe on Saturday.
It's still early in the week and we will continue to watch the system evolve in the Plains States. You can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team to keep you updated should there be any changes as we approach the weekend.