Clear Skies Going Out, Cloudy Skies Moving In
High pressure remains well in control as we head into the evening hours tonight.
Through the night, expect for skies to begin to become cloudier. By tomorrow, skies will be mostly cloudy and once we reach tomorrow afternoon, we will become fair game for showers.
Starting Saturday Afternoon On – Rain, Rain & More Rain
We have been wishing and wishing for rainfall for our current drought and it looks like Mother Nature will once again grant our wish.
Once Saturday afternoon rolls around, we could begin to see several rounds of showers.
The first round appears to start Saturday evening and continue through the day on Sunday. We appear to possibly get somewhat of a break on Sunday night into Monday morning. We then get another batch of showers Monday afternoon through the day on Tuesday.
The GFS loop below shows the rounds of precipitation moving across our area.
On the severe weather side of things, we are not concerned with severe weather for our rain Saturday into Sunday, just expecting some nice showers. For our Monday into Tuesday chance, we could have some instability present to get a few isolated thunderstorms overnight Monday/ early Tuesday, but we are not expecting any widespread severe weather with that system at this point.
Needless to say, to start next week, keep the umbrella handy each day.
Hint of Winter on the Horizon?
Looking into the future, it appears that feel could see winter-like temperatures by the end of next week. NWS Nashville had this to say in this morning’s discussion:
“After Thursday, again models disagree slightly on timing, but models agree on postfrontal temperatures. 850 mb temperatures behind the cold front Friday afternoon are -12C to -16C, and high temperatures Friday are in the mid to upper 30s across the mid state. Lows on the Plateau Thursday night into Friday are only in the teens with the current forecast, and in the 20s Friday night. If this trend continues with the models, we will get our first cold shot of meteorological winter late next week and next weekend.”
When looking at the models, most show us having overnight temperatures in the twenties with high temperatures only in the thirties. May want to begin pulling out more blankets and the heavy coats for next weekend.