FORECAST: More clouds with a few spotty sprinkles or showers for some overnight.

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A nice stretch of mostly dry days on tap right into the weekend.

  • Tonight: Variably cloudy with a slight chance of a few stray sprinkles (30%), especially south and east. Low: 35°.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. High: 59°.
  • Thursday: More sunshine and even warmer. “Pick of the week”. High: 62°.

We should see more of a variably cloudy sky overnight as a storm system slides to our south across South Georgia and heads towards the coast of the Carolinas. There will be just enough energy to squeeze out a few sprinkles or very light rain showers overnight, but any amounts will be light. The more likely areas to see this rain will be along the Tennessee/Georgia border and in the Smokies where here there could even be a few snowflakes mixed in above 3,500 feet (but no accumulations are expected).

This storm system quickly makes its way to the Atlantic Seaboard by Wednesday morning, meaning we will see our clouds rapidly thin out through the morning hours leading to plenty of afternoon sunshine and seasonable temperatures in the upper 50s.

The trend for crisp overnight temperatures will continue though right into the weekend, including Thursday morning as we start out in the low to mid 30s.

The good news is, we will see more sunshine Thursday afternoon and even warmer temperatures topping out in the lower 60s by the afternoon.

There will be an increase in cloud cover through the day Friday as a storm system across North Texas dives towards the Gulf Coast. But because this storm system looks to be going so far southward, we only expect some clouds and slightly cooler temperatures, not any rain with it.

The clouds will quickly thin out across the region for the weekend setting the stage for a perfect set of days for outdoor plans. Again, the morning lows both days will be in the low to mid 30s, but highs Saturday afternoon will reach the lower 50s and we expect upper 50s or seasonable afternoon highs on Sunday.

The dry trend continues into the start of the new work week as well with more sunshine for Monday along with even warmer temperatures, topping out in the low to mid 60s by afternoon.Mid 60s look reachable again by next Tuesday, but for now, it looks as though we will see more clouds across the region followed by some scattered showers towards the middle of next week.

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