Clouds and scattered showers are forecast for Saturday – Colder Sunday

Friday, November 24, 2017 –

Good Evening.  We finished the week with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.  A cold front will move into the area on Saturday.  This front will bring an increase in clouds by Saturday morning and a few scattered showers.  Take a look at this satellite imagery from NOAA.

We are watching the cold front across the upper Midwest which will move into the region

Take a look at this water vapor imagery.  You can see the dip in the upper level winds across the northern plains.  That is in association with the trof of low pressure and a cold front that will drop into our area tomorrow.

Temperatures will stay mild tomorrow with colder air Sunday, but look at the mild air early next week.

There will be a few scattered showers on Saturday with dry air and mild air early next week.

We stay clear tonight with an increase in clouds and scattered showers early tomorrow.

8 PM Tonight – Skies will be clear with chilly temperatures.

6 AM Saturday – Clouds will increase across the region with temperatures in the 30’s.

9 AM Saturday – Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers.

11 AM Saturday – Mostly cloudy skies dominate the region with a slight chance of rain.

2 PM Saturday – The front will push through the region with breezy conditions.

5 PM Saturday – Clouds linger across the region with cooler air moving in from the west and northwest.

High pressure will build back into the region on Sunday and Monday.  We will see sunny skies Sunday, but temperatures will be colder.

7 AM Sunday – Sunny skies begin the day with temperatures in the upper 20’s and lower 30’s.

Noon Sunday – Skies will be sunny with temperatures in the low to middle 40’s.

7 PM Sunday – Clear skies are forecast for the region.

8 AM Monday – High pressure will dominate the region with full sunshine and warmer temperatures

3 PM Monday – High pressure will be centered across the Tennessee Valley.  Temperatures will climb to the midlle 50’s.

8 PM Monday – We stay clear with cold overnight low temperatures.

8 AM Tuesday – We start out with sunny skies and high pressure continues to dominate the area.

Take a look at the upper air char for Tuesday.

You can see how strong the high pressure system is across the southeast.  This will keep our part of the country mild with a strong southwester wind flow aloft.  I have enhanced the image above to show you some of the weather highlights next week.

Notice in the image above that most weather systems are confined to the northern tier of states.  We will watch lo pressure develop across the central plains.  This will bring a chance of rain to our area on Thursday.

This is the forecast weather map from NOAA for Tuesday.  We keep high pressure across our part of the country, but you can see a cold front across the plains with low pressure across the central plains.

The ridge of high pressure will continue to provide nice weather for us on Wednesday, but we will see the high move east and showers move into the area on Thursday as the low across Kansas moves to the east-northeast.

The good news, temperatures stay mild through most of next week.  In fact, we might actually see temperatures climb to the lower 60’s by Wednesday and Thursday.

Have a great weekend!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

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