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A cold, wet winter? Chilly this weekend

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Good Friday!  Sledding, snow angels, snowmen, snowball fights!  Okay, maybe I'm getting a little too hopeful.  NOAA released it's Winter Weather Outlook yesterday, and for the southeast, including the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas, they are calling for a colder, wetter winter than average as a strong El Nino is forecast to be in place through the winter.  How that will play out in reality remains to be seen, but it's something at least to talk about.

In the short term, a cold front moving through today will bring clouds and maybe even a sprinkle or two this morning.  By late morning, the front will have passed through, and we will have sunny skies with northwest breezes at 10-15 mph.  That will keep our high at about 73 degrees.  Yesterday we climbed to 79.

Tonight, for the football games, temps will be dropping through the 60s into the 50s with clear skies during the games.  Overnight will be clear and chilly with the low dropping to 42.  The high Saturday will only reach 65 degrees.

Sunday will be even cooler with the morning low of 39 and the high staying in the low 60s.  There is a chance for some isolated areas of patchy frost, but I do not expect anything widespread.

Next week we will start cool and dry with lows around 40 and highs in the mid to upper 60s.  We will slightly warm a bit but stay dry at the end of the week.

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FRIDAY:

8am... Mostly Cloudy/Drizzle?, 52

Noon... Sunny/Breezy, 67

3pm... Sunny/Breezy, 73

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