Today was a reality check, winter is not over yet. The high today was 56, but that was a little deceiving as it occurred at 3:39AM. Chilly air spilled in as the rain moved out, so it was in the 40s this afternoon. And how about that wind? At Nashville International the highest sustained wind was 26 mph and the highest gusts reached 36 mph. That was typical across the area.
All this early spring warmth has been a tease for plants. Flowers are poppin up. I can’t help but think that some will get bitten by the end of the week. As temperatures fall.
The storm system that brought the rain early this morning is moving up along the east coast as a Nor’easter taking rain and some snow to states to the north. For us, it’s a quick shot of cold air before we get another brief warm up. So for tomorrow morning, the kiddos will need a coat at the bus stop as temperatures drop to the mid 30s. During the afternoon a little sunshine will peer out and our temperatures will warm to the mid 50s.
Wednesday will be even warmer, but it won’t be a bright and sunny day. Clouds increase in advance of the next cold front to move in Wednesday night. Expect a few showers. Here’s the latest timing with Futurecast.
As that front moves out Thursday morning, there may even be a few snow flakes along the Cumberland Plateau. Other than that Thursday and Friday highs will be in the mid 40s with sunshine.
On a side note… The new GOES 16 satellite that NOAA launched in November is now positioned, powered up and ready to send back images of the Earth. Today the first images where released. Here is one is a full shot of the Earth. This new satellite not only produces these high resolution images of clouds, but it will also produce data that can be used to help make forecasts even more accurate.
You can read more about GOES 16 by clicking here.
I’ll have the latest on our forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.