Hello, and happy Wednesday evening! Today, a frontal boundary causing severe weather across the deep south will move further south overnight. On Friday, a new cold front will move through the region, bringing back summer-like weather for the weekend. However, early next week, an upper-level low-pressure system will likely bring less sunshine, more rain, and cooler temperatures.
Today, some showers and thunderstorms occurred in Northern Georgia and East Tennessee, while additional storms were observed in southwest Virginia. Nevertheless, there is only a slight (20%) possibility that a few stray showers or storms may affect our area tonight. Moreover, the energy responsible for these shower chances will move away overnight, and the chances for showers and storms will diminish by morning.
Thursday Afternoon will see the return of isolated shower and storm chances as a cold front moves into the area from the north-northeast. Although the frontal boundary may not clear the area until Friday, we have kept precipitation chances very low (isolated chances 20%) due to some uncertainty regarding the amount of available moisture along the front.
The weekend ahead will provide a perfect balance of warmth and sunshine. Saturday is anticipated to be the optimal day, with just a few scattered clouds and no possibility of rainfall. However, an upper level low pressure system will come about near the Rocky Mountains on Saturday and then shift eastwards. This system may trigger some showers late on Sunday evening, mainly in mountainous areas. Nevertheless, Sunday is still expected to be predominantly dry and sunny.
Enjoy the sunshine while you can as it may become scarce next week due to that troublesome low pressure system expected to settle in the southeast by Monday. Our forecast predicts several rounds of rainfall from Monday to at least Wednesday, estimating a 60% chance of rain or possibly more daily. Although uncertain, the rainfall has the potential to be significant. Stay tuned.