AREAS OF FROST THIS MORNING

RAIN LIKELY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

PLEASANT AND WARM BY THE WEEKEND

Today: 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.

Weather Summary:

With clear skies, light winds, and dry air in place, temperatures will drop into the 30s this morning. Areas of frost are possible, especially in the higher elevation and sheltered valley locations where winds become calm.

Quiet and fairly pleasant weather conditions will stick around through today. Highs will be close to average and winds will be light.

A weather disturbance over the southern Plains will team up with Gulf of Mexico moisture late tonight to provide us with periods of rain mid-week. Periods of rain are likely Wednesday and especially Thursday. Some heavier showers are possible, especially along the higher terrain. Showers should  taper off Friday as low pressure pulls away and off the east coast.

As this weather system moves along the Gulf coast states through Wednesday, and then off the east coast Thursday, cool air will be drawn into the southern Appalachian region.  Temperatures by day will be about 10 to 15 degrees below average Wednesday and Thursday.

Following the departure of this storm, 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 Wednesday and Thursday). Highs in the 70s Saturday and Sunday. Lows in the 40s this week.

Our average high is 71°, low 46°.

Meteorologist David Boyd