Forecast Last Updated at Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:12PM
Wet SAT, Then Cold
Skies remain mostly cloudy tonight with relatively mild temperatures for mid-January. Rain returns on Saturday, with an emphasis on Saturday PM. A blast of cold air arrives on Sunday accompanied by snow showers and flurries. After a very cold start to the workweek, temperatures moderate a bit out ahead of another wet weather system that will arrive toward the middle of next week.
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Hi: 52 Lo: 39
Mostly cloudy; Light SE wind
Hi: 52 Lo: 30
Cloudy with rain; Rain could change to snow showers late Saturday night; SE 5-10 mph becoming NW late Saturday night
Hi: 30 Lo: 15
Variable clouds with snow flurries & perhaps a few snow showers; Much colder with falling temps; Becoming clear Sunday night; NW wind 15-25 mph gusting to 35
Hi: 35 Lo: 20
Clear but quite cold
Hi: 41 Lo: 34
Increasing cloudiness & chilly; Rain arriving Tuesday night
Wednesday - Cloudy with rain; Colder Wednesday night with rain changing to snow showers or flurries late; High near 50 degrees; Low in the lower 30s
Thursday - Mostly morning snow showers or flurries possible; Becoming partly cloudy; Windy & colder; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Developing low-pressure coming out of Oklahoma tonight will track eastward into the Tennessee Valley this weekend, reaching the Mid-Atlantic coast by Sunday morning.
This low will send a strong cold front into the state Saturday night. Rain will precede the front on Saturday, with the steadiest rain scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening.
Behind the front, a piece of Arctic air will arrive for Sunday, promoting morning high temperatures, with falling temperatures thereafter. Cold air chasing out the moisture will result in daytime flurries or snow showers. Accumulations of just a dusting are expected, but there could be a few inches along the higher elevations near the TN line. The coldest air thus far this season arrives for Sunday night.
Cold and generally clear conditions will be with us on Monday, with slowly moderating temperatures thereafter.
A new storm system takes shape over the nation’s midsection on Tuesday, with the associated frontal system making a run at the area for next Wednesday. Another period of significant rainfall looks likely for Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by another turn to colder weather and a conclusion of the rain as snow showers.
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