Cooler, seasonable temperatures for December return for Monday
We were one degree shy of tying the record for high temperature today in Chattanooga for December 2nd. The record is 74° set in 1998, and we reached 73°. Temperatures are quickly cooling off this evening under clear skies with overnight lows in the low to mid-40s, so you will need your jacket on Monday morning. Overall, the work week ahead will be a dry one.
Monday will be mostly sunny with a few clouds, and high temperatures will be seasonable in the low, mid-50s. Colder air will then move into our area for Tuesday with highs in the mid-40s and partly sunny. There is an isolated chance for flurries in the higher elevations on Tuesday into Wednesday morning with no significant accumulation. The rest of the viewing area will remain dry.
Wednesday will also be cold with highs in the low 40s and mostly sunny. Lows on Wednesday night into Thursday morning look to be the coldest for the week in the mid-20s. Then, Thursday will be a few degrees warmer with highs in the upper 40s and mostly sunny with clouds increasing during the day.
More clouds will return on Friday with highs in the upper 40s with an isolated chance for showers late. Rain is likely on Saturday and Sunday as a system moves through our area from the south. Both days will be overcast and rainy with highs in the low to mid-40s. This system is worth noting as our viewing area is on the border of temperatures allowing for a wintry mix. Stay tuned to the Channel 3 Storm Alert team in the coming days for updates on temperatures and the precipitation type to expect next weekend.
9PM... Clear, Cool, 57
Midnight... Clear, 53