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Warming Up This Weekend

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Saturday – Warmer Early 36° High 64°

Don’t you love it when nice weather lines up with our weekends? I know I do.

After a cold start, we will warm up on Saturday under a mostly sunny sky. Rain is coming to far eastern portions of Tennessee, but it should leave us alone.

sat 12 pm gfs

A cold front will move our way during the mid/late afternoon hours.

sat 5 pm

This front will just be a reinforcing shot of dry air. It will change our dew points more than our temperatures. We will still be in the 60s on Sunday. The winds will pick up a bit as this front moves in. Wind gusts near 15 mph.

Sunday – Sunshine Early 34° High 64°

Temperatures will reach the low 60s once again under a mostly sunny sky. Winds will be calm out of the east as surface high pressure keeps us dry on Sunday.

There will be an upper level ridge building over our area on Sunday as a trough deepens to our west. This setup on Sunday into Monday will keep us dry and help temperatures warm above average on Monday.

Extended: The ridge will help temperatures rise above normal across our area. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s across Middle Tennessee. Winds will be breezy on Monday due to the tight pressure gradient at the surface from the high pressure to the east and a surface low building to our west over the southern Plains/Texas. With rising temperatures and increasing moisture there is greater instability, so thunderstorms may move into our area late afternoon/evening on Tuesday. Very heavy rain is expected along and west of the Mississippi River, but the models haven’t been consistent about whether that will wander closer our way.

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