Rain returns Friday night into Saturday. Will we see snow Christmas Day?

Thursday, December 21, 2017 –

Good Evening – Clouds will continue across the region tonight with rain back in the forecast Friday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures were mild this afternoon.

You can see our next weather maker on this satellite imagery from NOAA.  The cloud cover over the central and southern plains will bring rain to our region late Friday afternoon.

Let’ talk about tonight.  We will see variable cloudy skies from time to time overnight into early tomorrow morning.

8 PM Tonight – Variable cloudy skies and cool temperatures are in the forecast.

7 AM Friday – We will see a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s.

1 PM Friday – Rain chances increase through the afternoon.  Temperatures will be mild.

5 PM Friday – The rain moves into the area.  Rainfall could be locally heavy at times.

Low pressure will move through the Tennessee Valley Saturday which will enhance the chance of rain.

8 AM Saturday – Clouds and rain are forecast for the morning.

1 Pm Saturday – Skies will be cloudy with locally heavy rainfall possible.

9 PM Saturday – We keep cloudy skies with a chance of scattered showers.

Sunday afternoon – Notice the blue to our northwest.  That is an area of snow which could make it’s way to our region late in the day.

5 Pm Sunday – We will have cloudy skies with light snow and flurries off to our northwest.

Late Sunday Night – Light and and flurries will be possible across the mountains.

8 AM Christmas Morning – The moisture field is gone and so is the chance of snow.

What about snow for the Christmas?  Here is a look at who could see some snow late Sunday into the pre-dawn hours of Christmas Monday.  Naturally, this is preliminary, as this forecast could change for Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Temperatures will stay mild into Saturday, but the cold air will return on Sunday and Monday.

The best rain chance will be Friday night into Saturday.

Here is a look at the rainfall potential through Saturday morning.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies are forecast for Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com





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