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Goodbye Cold/Dry. Hello Warmer/Wetter . . & Snow?

Current Official Hourly Observation (taken at :53 on the hour) & Radar

@GOPGrizzette won the internet today with this photo of January snow:

Tonight – Partly Cloudy, Chilly – Midnight Temp 28

After 79 consecutive hours below freezing, we finally got above freezing today.

*Red Flag Warning*

A Red Flag Warning means high winds and low humidity can cause fires to spread rapidly. So, don’t burn stuff. This warning expires at 6 pm this evening, which is not an invitation to start burning stuff at 6:01 PM.

Days until Spring:

Friday – Cloudy; Slight Chance of Rain; “Warmer” – Morning Low 23 / Afternoon High 48

6a 24 . 9a 32 . 12p 42 . 3p 47 . 6p 45 . 9p 42

A few showers will pass to our west. A few may wander into our area during the day and into the early evening hours, but we should be mostly rain free.

Saturday – Increased Rain Chances; Pleasant, Windy  Morning Low 38 / Afternoon High 59

6a 39 . 9a 45 . 12p 54 . 3p 58 . 6p 53 . 9p 48

Winds increase once more: 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Sunday: A cold front will push through Middle Tennessee, then stall while another rainmaking weather system rides along the stalled front. Temps will be in the low 40s/upper 30s. Rain will be increasingly likely during the day.

If we can get temps low enough fast enough, some of that rain may change to frozen precip (freezing rain or sleet) late Sunday night/early Monday night. If not, it’ll be a very cold rain.

Extended Official NWS Forecast:

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I blogged yesterday that things were going to get very active during the next couple weeks. It will be a very interesting time.

This wonderful graphic also from our NWS illustrates how (1) active things will be, and (2) how much uncertainty remain in the forecast:

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Super Bowl Forecast (for New Jersey, not here!)

Kickoff looks mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. The field may be wet from rain earlier in the day. Temps should start around 45, then slowly fall throughout the game. Winds are forecast to be sustained around 10+ mph.

Peyton would prefer calmer winds.

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