Good Tuesday. If we can put up with some crazy warm weather today and tomorrow, we will be well rewarded with amazing fall weather as we head into the weekend. The end of October through the beginning of November is the peak time to see the fall colors in the Tennessee Valley, and while the drought may make for a shortened season, this weekend you may want to get out into the cooler air and try to see some of the changing foliage.
For today's date, the record high of 89 was set in 1926. Ninety years later we will threaten to get that warm again as the high is forecast to be 88 degrees this afternoon with partly cloudy skies. The humidity is a bit higher than it has been as well, but with the drought still in full swing and potentially record highs the fire danger is still very high.
Wednesday could be a record breaker as well. The record is 89 (set in 1910). That is also my forecast high for Wednesday afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy, but still no rain yet.
Thursday the thickening clouds will keep us a bit cooler with a high of 83. An approaching front will bring rain FINALLY to the area late Thursday night into Friday morning. We could get .5" to 1" of rain with this front. We are more than 16" below average rainfall so every drop helps. The high Thursday will reach 83.
Friday morning any lingering showers will taper off, and we will see skies clearing and MUCH cooler weather settling in. Our high Friday will only reach 67 degrees. It will be a bit breezy at times Friday afternoon with north winds at 10-15 mph.
The weekend looks great. Lows Saturday and Sunday morning will be in the mid 40s. Highs both days will be in the upper 60s and low 70s. Skies will be sunny throughout the weekend.
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