The cold air has arrived. Temperatures this afternoon were in the mid 40s. Folks in southern Middle Tennessee had a little more sunshine and warmed to near 50, meanwhile, along the Tennessee and Kentucky line it was cloudier keeping things cooler.
A few chances of snow are in the forecast, mainly some flurries to the east along the Cumberland Plateau as a couple of disturbances move down from the north. Here’s the latest Futurecast depiction.
The sky will get a little brighter in the afternoon. But there will be another chance of some snow flurries tomorrow evening and night. Again, the best chance will be along the Plateau.
Make outdoor plans for Saturday, with a coat in mind. It will be beautiful with a partly cloudy sky and a high near 50. Sunday things get a little tricky as a stronger disturbance moves in bringing a chance or rain and snow mixed. There is a chance of accumulating snow in the higher elevations especially along the Cumberland Plateau, at this times it looks like 1″.
We’ll keep updating this forecast as we get closer to time. Here is a snapshot from Futurecast.
Morning lows will be at or below freezing, so that is cold enough for a few white flakes.
On a side note, the weekly Drought Monitor is showing an approving picture. It is still abnormally dry in southern Middle Tennessee.
I’ll have an update tonight on Channel 4 News at 10pm.