(WRCB) - Good Thursday. It is almost a law as certain as gravity. The 3rd week of October will bring a cold front that will knock temperatures down so noticeably it will be at that point in which we consider the beginning of the cool season to have finally arrived. This October is no exception.
Let's start with today. We will stay warm. The average high is 75. We will climb to about 83. A warm front will also bring clouds and scattered showers this afternoon into tonight, producing isolated areas of heavy rain. I don't expect any severe weather.
A series of low pressure areas will move in Friday through the weekend keeping scattered showers and the occasional thunderstorm in the forecast as highs remain in the upper 70s and low 80s. Rainfall amounts will range from .50" to 1.5" through Sunday.
Monday, we will have a pretty significant cold front developing to our west that could bring some severe weather to parts of Arkansas and west Tennessee Monday afternoon. We will be warm, dry, and breezy Monday ahead of the front with highs in the low 80s and winds blowing from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday night into Tuesday, the front will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms as the front moves through. Behind the front the cool air will spill in.
Wednesday will be cool, windy, and dry with the low Wednesday morning dropping to 50 in Chattanooga and the high only reaching 72. We will stay chilly and dry through that weekend with highs in the low 70s and lows in the 40s.
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Noon... Scattered Showers, 75
5pm... Scattered Showers, 83
7pm... Scattered Showers, 77