Tonight we’ll only drop to the mid 40s around midnight — temperatures will warm up a few degrees before the sun even comes up Wednesday morning:
It’s back to the low 60s for high temperatures Wednesday…or at worst, upper 50s:
But the clouds will be back tomorrow, with a good chance of showers from midday through the evening. The RPM model’s radar simulation shows the hit-and-miss activity:
Just a 50-50 chance of measurable rain in any one spot, but enough to potentially mess with any outdoor plans Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Colder weather settles in Thursday through the weekend, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s to around 30. That’s normal for late January, but it will feel rather startling since we’ve been very spoiled by the warmer-than-average temperatures recently:
Friday and Sunday will bring us a slight chance of a light rain/snow mix, particularly along the Cumberland Plateau. The upper-level wind pattern will be arranged in a way that will keep most of the atmospheric moisture away from us — so measurable snow accumulations look unlikely at this point. Still, it’s winter…so we’ll keep close eye on things and keep you updated on any changes.
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