October 19: Enjoy the Warmth While It Lasts


Still a few more days to go in this pleasant mid-autumn weather pattern, before some changes head our way early next week.  Temperatures tonight will drop to the mid to upper 40s, with some locally dense fog near the rivers and lakes of the Midstate:

We’ll warm all the way up to the mid to upper 70s Friday afternoon — a few spots may even touch 80° — not record-setting, but way above normal for late October:

More of the same on Saturday, just a degree or two warmer:

Sunday will still be warm, but with increasing clouds overhead, and a few showers possible towards the Tennessee River:

The best chance of showers and thunderstorms area-wide moves in after sunset Sunday evening — Sunday night and Monday are looking quite wet at this point, but I’m not concerned about severe weather.  The European forecast model is showing widespread rainfall of 1″-2″ with a few spots approaching 3″ total through Tuesday:

That’s not enough to cause widespread flooding, just a good soaking rain.

Once that system moves through, temperatures turn sharply cooler Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:



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