The most intense part of the storm has exited the Tennessee Valley, and it is weakening as it continues tracking eastward toward the Carolinas.
Now colder air will invade the Valley. We haven't needed jackets for the past couple of mornings. We will need them again, particularly in the mornings, for Friday and the weekend. Friday morning temperatures will be in the 40s again. The afternoon will warm only into the 50s.
The last of the lingering light showers will stay through Friday morning. Those showers will end and clouds will begin thinning out Friday afternoon. We will stay dry for high school football, but most of us will want jackets as temperatures drop from the 50s to 40s.
Dry weather will prevail through the weekend. Mornings will be chilly with lows in the 40s. Highs will step up through the 60s from Saturday to Sunday.
The next weather maker will bring two rounds of rain early next week. The first round of heavy thunderstorms will arrive on Monday. A round of potentially severe thunderstorms may be setting up for Tuesday.
- Colder air arrives as showers linger
- Colder air arrives, snow becomes possible this weekend
- Rain moves out, cool air lingers
- Rain ends and colder air returns
- Rain ends tonight, colder air follows
- Chill lingers through Saturday
- Unseasonably cold arctic air lingers through mid-week
- Coldest air of the season so far arrives this weekend
- Heavy rain arrives tonight
- Colder air returns, meaning a need for the winter coats again