After our brief round of snow, rain and sleet yesterday, the weather throughout the upcoming week looks pretty calm overall. Skies cleared out pretty quickly this morning, leaving us with a nice amount of sunshine for the rest of the day. Temperatures along and west of I-24 will warm up to around 50° this afternoon, and even eastern Middle Tennessee will be warm enough to get rid of the leftover icy patches on side roads:
The next wave of cooler air will approach us on Wednesday — temperatures will still be mild, but we’ll see a chance of showers south of I-40 late in the the day. This image from the BAMS model shows why we’re not getting carried away with the percentages just yet:
Cooler weather settles in for the end of the work week, along with slight rain chances:
The weekend brings us a better chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday. That’s still a long way off in the extended forecast, so we’ll keep you updated as the timing and strength of that system come into better focus.
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- If you’re a podcast listener looking for something new, check out these science-related podcasts. (I also highly recommend BBC4’s Infinite Monkey Cage.)