Skies are mainly clear to begin the day. It’s cooler than it was yesterday morning, and many of us are in the mid 40s. We’ll see a quick warm-up this morning with plenty of sunshine. We should be into the upper 60s by noon with highs making it into the mid 70s a few hours later. Clouds will increase as we warm. Scattered showers and storms should develop this afternoon. The most widespread storm coverage should be south of the TN River and west of I-65. As we head into this evening, any rain/storms should diminish after sunset. A few clouds hang on through the night and lows will fall into the lower 50s.
Wednesday should be similar, although I expect any rain to be more isolated in nature than today. Cloud cover should increase into the afternoon and highs will top out in the mid-to-upper 70s. Our unsettled weather continues on Thursday with scattered afternoon storms in the forecast once again. Highs into the mid 70s can be expected.
A cold front will approach the Valley Friday. We’ll still be warm ahead of that front during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s. A line of storms should develop along the front to our west Friday afternoon. It will track into our area for the evening. A few stronger storms aren’t out of the question with heavy rain and frequent lightning. The more intense storms could produce damaging wind gusts. The tornado threat with this system will be low, and I’d be more concerned with straight-line winds than anything else.
The front cools us off for Easter weekend. Highs Saturday should stay in the mid 60s. We may have a lingering morning shower to deal with, but we’ll be dry with mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. It will be chilly that night, and lows could dip into the upper 30s. Highs will be into the upper 60s on Sunday with more afternoon cloud cover. A slight rain chance is back in the forecast for the next work week.