Rain exits, and MUCH colder air moves in
Good afternoon Tennessee Valley,
We've picked up 1.5" of rainfall over the last 24 hours in Chattanooga. This puts us to 2.5" of rainfall this week, and to 5.35" of rain since November 1st. We've now exceeded the normal rain for the month of November. But good news, a dry pattern is in the works!
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Temperatures have been dropping this morning too. We likely had a midnight high of 45. As colder air continues to move in, the wind will also pick up. It will be a chilly and colder day with wind chill values in the mid 30s this afternoon, dropping to the 20s by 5-6PM.
The air temperature looks to stay above freezing through 5PM as well. Thanks to the wind, this will do many favors on the roads today, while if there is still any puddling or runoff on roads, some minor freezing will be possible. You'll want to take your time as you're headed out this evening to watch for patchy, slick spots.
The air temperature could drop to 32 degrees by 6:00pm in Chattanooga, and in north Georgia by 10:00pm to midnight or so.
The National Weather Service Atlanta Office has issued a Freeze Warning tonight, valid from 11:00am-8AM Friday morning for counties in northern Georgia. This includes Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon and Floyd Counties.
The air temperature will fall below 32 for several hours damaging sensitive vegetation, and unprotected outdoor plumbing.
After a cold start Friday, sunshine returns and temperatures finally rebound to the 50s! The weekend will continue to be dry with more sunshine Saturday with highs in the 60s both days. It looks like another front arrives on Monday, while it appears to be a dry front. We'll likely just see passing clouds Monday with below normal temperatures in the low 50s/upper 40s Tuesday through the end of the week.
- 12PM: Cloudy and breezy, 38 (Wind Chill 33)
- 3PM: Cloudy and breeze, 36 (Wind Chill 30)
- 6PM: Cloudy with a slight breeze, 32 (Wind Chill 26)