MOSTLY SUNNY AND NICE TODAY

SCATTERED SHOWERS WEDNESDAY

COOL WITH RAIN LIKELY, THUNDER POSSIBLE THURSDAY

PLEASANT AND WARM BY THE WEEKEND

This Afternoon: Sunny to partly cloudy skies. Pleasant. Highs 60-65 mountains and 65-70 valleys. Northeast wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Increasing clouds with a chance of light rain late. Lows 40-46. Light northeast wind.

Wednesday: Scattered showers likely. Mostly cloudy. Highs 58-65. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Wednesday Night: Scattered and light rain showers.  Mostly cloudy and mild.  Lows 42-47.  West wind 5-10 mph.

Weather Summary:

We were close to a record low this morning with areas of frost, but this afternoon looks very pleasant with mostly sunny skies and a light northeast breeze. Highs will be close to average today...in the middle to upper 60s.

A weather disturbance over the southern Plains will team up with Gulf of Mexico moisture late tonight to provide us with scattered showers Wednesday. Another area of low pressure will slide southeastward from Canada and bring a good chance of rain Thursday. Some thundershowers are possible with brief heavy rains and maybe some small hail. The threat for severe weather at this time is low.  Showers should taper off Friday as low pressure pulls away and off the east coast.

The flow around these weather systems on Thursday will draw cool air into the southern Appalachian region. Temperatures by day will be about 10 to 15 degrees below average.  This will make for a cool rain during the day time.

Following the departure of this storm, a large area of high pressure moves back into the region.  Saturday through Monday look pleasant with a warm up on the way. High pressure will sit atop of the southeastern U.S. resulting in sunshine and temperatures in the 60s Friday and 70s this weekend.

Recap: Highs mainly in the 60s through Friday (50s for some Thursday). Highs in the 70s Saturday and Sunday. Near 80 Monday. Lows in the 40s this week.

Our average high is 71°, low 46°.

Meteorologist David Boyd