Where is the sun? A warming trend is on the way this weekend!

Friday, December 15, 2017 –

Good Afternoon.  It certainly has been a cold afternoon thanks to the low clouds.  Temperatures were held in the low to mid 30’s much of the day thanks to a system moving just to our south.  You can see that on this satellite imagery from College of DuPage.   If you look close enough you can see the clearing trend off to our west northwest.       

This is another view of the southeast weather today.  Imagery:  NOAA.  Enjoy the sunshine Saturday.  Clouds will be back on Sunday.

The good news, we will see warmer temperatures this weekend into early next week.

Naturally with the warmer weather we will see clouds and a chance of rain into early next week.

Take a look at the surface map from NOAA for tomorrow.  It should be a nice day with sunny skies and temperatures in the 40’s.

Our Storm Team Forecast graphics show the same thing.

7 AM Saturday – Skies should be clear with temperatures in the low to mid 20’s.

Noon Saturday – Sunny skies are forecast for the area with temperatures in the middle 40’s.

5 PM Saturday – We should end the afternoon with fair skies.

8 PM Saturday – Watch the moisture to our southwest.  That system will bring rain to our region Sunday.

9 AM Sunday – Clouds increase with showers moving across west Tennessee.  If the moisture gets here in the morning, we could see a little wintry mix as the precipitation starts.

1 PM Sunday – Look for cloudy skies and a chance of rain.

7 PM Sunday – We keep the clouds and a chance of rain in the area.

7 AM Monday – Clouds and scattered showers welcome in the new work week.

The Mississippi Valley could you some good soaking rains.  Take a look at the current drought monitor.  Extreme Drought conditions are being reported through Arkansas as well as southeast Oklahoma and northwest Louisiana.

We will see a better chance of rain on Tuesday of next week.

Have a great weekend!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

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