Clouds will clear out this morning from west to east. By this afternoon, skies will be mostly sunny area-wide. Temperatures should warm quickly as the sun emerges and highs should make it into the low-to-mid 50s. Winds will be light this morning, but should pick up to around 10 mph out of the west/northwest later today.
That wind stays up tonight, driving colder air into the Valley. We’ll start Saturday with lows in the low/mid 20s and wind chills as low as the single digits in some spots. We’ll see plenty of sunshine Saturday, but it will be cold and breezy. Highs should stay in the mid 30s with a north wind at 10-15 mph. It will feel like it's in the teens and 20s all day.
We face another bitter night with lows in the lower 20s into Sunday. Clouds will increase Sunday afternoon, but highs should make it back into the 40s. We are monitoring a developing storm system that will track over the Tennessee Valley during the day on Monday. As the storm approaches expect to see a wintry mix of snow and sleet begin late Sunday night into Monday morning.
We could have a few brief travel issues early Monday morning. All signs indicate the wintry mix will be changing over to all rain by the late morning hours as temperatures warm into the upper 30s. Monday afternoon looks rainy with highs in the mid 40s.
That rain could be heavy at times with most seeing 1-2” by the time all is said and done. A warming trend should kick in to finish next week. Highs should be into the 60s by Thursday!
-Meteorologist David Ernst