Forecast: Clouds increase today with mild highs in the mid 50s

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Chilly start with increasing clouds throughout the day. 

  • Sunday: Clouds thicken up, but staying dry and mild. High: 55°.
  • Sunday Night (AWARE at 11 PM): (40%) chance for scattered showers overnight. Wintry mix with snow showers develops for the highest peaks of the Smokies. Low: 41°. 
  • Monday (AWARE): (70%) rain chance. Periods of rain likely with steadier rain for the afternoon/evening. High: 50°. 

After a beautiful day yesterday, cloud cover will be returning for Sunday. We will begin our day with a few breaks of sunshine but overall mostly cloudy skies are anticipated. The majority of Sunday will be dry so there is no need to carry the umbrella. Highs will be seasonable in the mid 50s this afternoon. 

Overnight there is a 40% chance for light scattered showers with a wintry mix developing for the higher elevations of the Smokies (above 3,500 feet). These locations could see up to an inch or two of snowfall from this system, but snow likely transitions back to rain for Monday. 

We will be Weather AWARE Monday as we track a 70% rain chance. A few showers will be around for the morning commute, with a break anticipated midday before another round of steadier rain moves in Monday afternoon and evening. Overall a half an inch to an inch of rain is expected through early Tuesday morning. Just a few lingering showers will be around early Tuesday. 

Tuesday is our warmest day on the 7-Day with a high of 63 degrees! This warmth is short-lived though as a cold front will move in Wednesday, dropping temperature readings, increasing winds and bringing the chance for a wintry mix to develop for some. This cold front drops lows near the freezing mark Wednesday night but by Thursday morning, moisture is diminishing so just a stray flurry or two will be around. Nonetheless, Thursday is cold with a high of only 40 degrees.

Models are not in great agreement for Friday and Saturday. Another weak system could bring a rain/snow mix both days, but confidence is low at this time about where the moisture will be. Stay tuned! 

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