This is the last day of well above average temperatures for a while, cold air moves in tonight. Today the high reached 59 degrees in Nashville, well above the average of 47. A front also kept things cloudy most of the day with a few showers and rumbles of thunder across the area. The front opens the door for the cooler air which will stick around for a few days.
The low will drop down the the low to mid 30s by morning. You’ll need those coats tomorrow.
A few snowflakes may mix with some showers both Thursday and Friday along the Cumberland Plateau, but most won’t see it. The chilly air sticks around for the weekend. Another disturbance drops in Sunday that brings another chance of rain and snow on Sunday. We’ll keep you updated on that possibility.
As you know January tends to be out coldest month of the year. Climate Central took a look at our lows for the month and they found that episodes of extremely cold mornings are becoming much less frequent. Another sign of our warming Earth.
A warmer winter brings it’s own concerns. We could see more disease carrying insects with out extreme cold to kill them off. Fruit trees will blossom too early and increase pollen leading to allergy issues among other things. Less snow is bad for winter resort business and irrigation in many locations. You can read more about winter warming by clicking here.
I’ll have an update on the forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.