Unseasonably warm, Saturday showers
Good Thursday. The great outdoor weather will continue through Friday, then make sure your "plan B" is ready Saturday in case showers and storms cause some problems for your "plan A".
Today will sport some broken clouds through the day, and it will remain unseasonably warm with highs in the low to mid-80s. Friday will be just about the same with partly cloudy skies and temperatures ranging from 62 in the morning to 84 in the afternoon.
A slow moving cold front is bringing severe weather to the central part of the country today from Dallas to Chicago. That line of rain and storms will weaken as it moves east, but will still bring us some scattered showers and storms on Saturday. Saturday will start with cloudy skies in the morning, and only a few isolated showers (if any) will be possible. As we progress through the day, we will see more widespread showers and a few nonsevere thunderstorms developing. Some model data is showing a lot of the energy getting concentrated in a line from Dalton up to Murphy, NC where we could see up to an inch of rain. If that happens we may not get much more after 3 pm in Chattanooga. We still have a number of model runs in which that may be revised, however.
Sunday will be amazing. The front will take all of the rain to our east, and we will be left with cooler and drier air Sunday. Skies will clear out, and we will go from a warm 60 in the morning to a picture perfect 80 in the afternoon.
Next week we will settle into a springlike pattern in which each day we see highs near 80, and a chance for a few showers or storms each afternoon.
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- 8am... Broken Clouds, 61
- Noon... Broken Clouds, 78
- 5pm... Broken Clouds, 85