Winter Weather Returns This Weekend

Wintry weather will return this weekend.  For some of us, it won’t just be in the feel…it’ll be in the look!

It actually even feels wintry outdoors early this morning.  Temperatures at 7am were in the 20s and 30s.

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However, we’ll warm quickly this morning, climbing into the 50s by lunchtime and lowermost 60s in spots this afternoon.

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Our next weather maker will throw some clouds our way this afternoon.

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Those clouds will thicken late tonight, allowing for rain showers to break out tomorrow.  From the FUTURECAST maps below, you’ll be able to see that when the rain begins, it’ll be spotty.  SO…the morning drive will be dry for most.  The afternoon drive has a better chance of being wet.

Highs tomorrow will be a lot like today’s — in the upper 50s and low 60s.

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Tomorrow night, the rain will increase and become heavy over southern Middle Tennessee with some thunderstorms there.  Meanwhile, much colder air will begin to spill in from the north turning the rain over to snow over southern Kentucky and northern Middle Tennessee.

The rain/snow mix will exit early Saturday.  Notice that at most a dusting to 1/2″ will fall over our northern and northeasternmost communities.  Any accumulation will occur on elevated surfaces only (not roads), like rooftops, cars, and decks.

SNOWFALL Forecast

Rain totals from that system will be most significant over southern Middle Tennessee, where as much as 2″ could fall in isolated spots.  The bulk of that rain will happen late Friday night.

FutCAST GFS RAINFALL_PIXELS

The biggest story Saturday morning will be the cold, not snow.  Wind chills early Saturday will be mainly in the 20s!

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Then, after a high Saturday afternoon in the 40s another freeze will be likely early Sunday.

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Join us later today on News4.  Lisa and our newest meteorologist, Cody Murphy, will share an updated look at the expected transition from rain to snow Friday night.

DT

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