Good Thursday. An approaching cold front has weakened significantly since yesterday when it brought devastating weather to the plains. One person was killed as tornadoes broke out in Oklahoma. For most of the day we will only have overcast skies with temps climbing into the mid 70s. We will see a few spotty showers here and there, but the showers will be more widespread this evening into tonight as the front passes through. We may get a few thunderstorms also, but I do not expect any severe weather. We may see isolated areas of heavy rainfall, but overall amounts will be light on the order of .25".
Tonight, the front will pass through. Rain will linger over the Blue Ridge mountains through the overnight, but when we wake up Friday the rain will be over and cooler air will be moving in. The wake-up temp Friday morning will be in the low to mid 40s. It will be cool and breezy Friday afternoon. The high will be in the low 50s with winds from the NW at 10-20 mph.
You will certainly need a jacket Saturday. We start the day in the low 30s in Chattanooga. Outlying areas will be in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in the afternoon will be in the low 50s.
Sunday will start just as chilly as Saturday, but by Sunday afternoon our winds will have shifted coming from the south. That means a warmer flow of air and warmer weather. The high Sunday will be in the upper 50s.
Next week sees temps in the upper 60s and low 70s with showers on and off through the week.
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8am... Overcast, 60
Noon... Overcast/Showers?, 68
5pm... Overcast/Showers, 75