You'll need your umbrella all day Thursday
Good Morning Tennessee Valley!
Rain showers have begun to produce light rainfall amounts. Rain showers will be picking up mid-morning, and increasing in coverage. It looks likely some pockets of moderate rain rates will be likely west of Chattanooga during the day today. This is where the highest rainfall looks to occur. Chattanooga, expect to get around 1" of rainfall, while closer to Franklin County, up to 1.25" looks good. While starting off much milder in the mid to upper 40s, high temperatures today will stay 5-7 degrees cooler in the afternoon hitting 52.
Rain will continue through this evening, although it looks like rainfall will be lighting up through overnight. Temperatures tonight will once again, be fairly mild for mid to late December, in the mid-40s.
Friday's rain showers will bring an additional 0.50" to 0.75" by evening. We are still watching a mix likely to develop by the afternoon. Newest timing looks to be after 3 PM. Friday evening's commute will bring slushy conditions to those west of Chattanooga over Sequatchie, Van Buren, Grundy, Franklin, west Marion, and Bledsoe Counties. This will be the case too for eastern Monroe, Polk (TN), Cherokee (NC) and Fannin, and Gilmer (GA).
It will be a windy day too tomorrow! I'm seeing winds picking up mid-morning, gusting to 20 mph in the valley. Those on the plateaus tomorrow could easily see wind gusts of 30+ mph during the day.
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- 6AM: Light rain and fog, 48
- 9AM: Rain showers, 48
- 12PM: Rain showers, 50