|Dew Point:||28.6°F (-1.9°C)|
|Sea Level Pressure:||29.70" (1005.6 mb)|
SunnyHigh: 68 Low: 49
Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain ShowersHigh: 64 Low: 50
Rain ShowersHigh: 55 Low: 38
SunnyHigh: 61 Low: 47
Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain ShowersHigh: 62 Low: 45
Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
A slight chance of rain showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind 12 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. West wind 14 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
A chance of rain showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunny, with a high near 61.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
A slight chance of rain showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
... A disturbance pushing into the region will lead to scattered shower and thunderstorm activity late Thursday into Friday. High pressure over the Southeast will support generally quiet weather this weekend into early next week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 2pm EDT Wednesday: Highs today are coming in at or just above levels seen yesterday, as prevalent southeast CONUS ridge keeps the area in the warmest air so far this year. It may be a couple degrees cooler on Thursday due to some increase in clouds, and some drop in thicknesses as incoming shortwave pushes ridge eastward. Moisture transport ahead of this next system makes some progress on Thursday as dewpoints advance in the morning, but remains shallow. With expected mix-out of BL moisture Thursday afternoon, PWATs increase little. Upper system makes more progress Thursday night with rain becoming possible over the mountains near the TN border as dynamical forcing from upper wave comes in, along with an approaching front.
Winds are currently fairly light and variable as flow transitions from surface high moving east of the area, to a trough moving in from the west that will increase southwesterly winds this afternoon and Thursday. With mostly clear skies and good afternoon mixing, some wind gusts are possible this afternoon, though 850mb winds are weak today, and gusts are more likely Thursday afternoon as low- level flow picks-up.
SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... As of 200 PM Wed: A cutoff low will begin to merge/phase with a northern stream shortwave over the Mississippi Valley Thursday night. Brisk low-level flow will develop ahead of this system, though isentropic charts don't indicate particularly good warm upglide will occur, and winds are relatively veered. An increasing PoP still is warranted, especially in the southerly upslope flow areas. The trough will sharpen up a bit as it swings across the southern Appalachians on Friday, and the associated cold front pushes across the CWFA. The timing of the shortwave/fropa is not ideal for convection, with a short time window for destabilization before the front departs; shear and forcing do not suggest much of a severe threat anyway. Friday night, temps will fall slightly below normal as a dry continental airmass spreads in behind the front. Saturday looks to be a very nice spring day with abundant sunshine and temps therefore rising slightly above normal.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... As of 200 PM Wed: Low pressure moving from the Great Lakes to New England on Sunday will shunt the incumbent dry airmass south of the area. The low however be replaced by another blob of Canadian high pressure, which will drive a cold front in our direction. Most of the global model depictions show the front pushing through without producing QPF, then quickly retreating northward ahead of the next Plains system. The 24/00z ECMWF is currently the only source showing the front stalling just north of the region, though that results in a similarly small impact on our sensible weather. Either way, high pressure remains the dominant feature for most of the medium range. Some diurnal instability will develop, mainly over the mountains, resulting in a small PoP focused on the aftn/evening. With the exception of Monday when we will be invof or just behind the front, temps will run a couple categories above normal.