Patience pays off! After a gloomy past couple of days and morning, TGIF sunshine made quite an appearance this afternoon. Crystal blue skies across the Mid State.
Viewer Photo of the day goes to Patti of Franklin. Her sleeping beauty soaking up some sunshine. How sweet…
High pressure continues pushing in from the west, which is what we can thank for the sunshine but it’s also funneling in cooler temperatures with its northeasterly wind component. It is now a little after 3:00 pm and current temps are in the upper 30s to lower 40s all across the board — about five to fifteen degrees cooler than average according to early February standards.
As skies continue to clear, overnight lows drop considerably. We woke up to 32 this morning and I expect a ten degree drop down overnight tonight, in the lower 20s…
On the bright side, daytime highs will warm up a touch, into the mid to upper 40s. Sunshine and lighter southerly winds will only make that feel better.
So, here’s the deal. Rain is on the way this weekend but timing could not be better and moisture is limited. In other words, carry on with your plans! Just a few spotty showers in the form of light rain, late Saturday night into the early morning on Sunday. The better chance for rain will be with a stronger approaching warm front on Monday. A secondary cold front will push through on Tuesday night, but this round we’ll have a better chance for thunderstorms, some of which could be on the stronger side. As far as rainfall expectations, anywhere from 0.5″ to 1.5″ is what I’m expecting Monday afternoon through Tuesday night.
Great time to download our handy FREE ‘WSMV WX’ app! You can actually track the rain right there on our radar.
Besides that, you can expect warmer temperatures in the days ahead. Upper 50s on Sunday, low 60s on Monday and UPPER 60s by Tuesday. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take it!
Join me at 4 & 4:30 on Channel 4 for the full weekend shower timeline and warmer temperature breakdown. I’ll have updates coming all weekend as well.
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren