After a relatively nice Monday, clouds and rain have returned to the Upper Cumberland.

HRRR loop through 3 a.m. Wednesday

A warm front lifting north out of Alabama will generate occasional showers and even a few thunderstorms throughout the day.  The latest run of the HRRR (above) shows activity largely winding down around sunset with only a few isolated showers around through the overnight hours.

A few showers today could be moderate to heavy in nature, but no flooding issues are anticipated.  And while we may see a few thunderstorms, severe weather also isn’t expected.

Even with the clouds and rain around, the tropical airmass we’re caught in will allow highs this afternoon to reach the upper 70s, perhaps 80° in some locations west of the Plateau.

Overnight, a few isolated showers will continue to be possible with lows only falling down into the mid to upper 60s.

Tomorrow, a frontal boundary to our west will move through, ending our rain chances from west to east during the morning hours, perhaps around lunchtime for those up on the Plateau.

Clouds may stick around for a good chunk of the day, so don’t expect much in the way of sunshine.  If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll see a few peaks of sun before sunset.

Highs tomorrow will remain warm in the mid to upper 70s.

By Thursday, high pressure will once again be in control of our weather.  We’ll see temperatures moderate slightly to the mid to upper 70s for highs Thursday, upper 70s to lower 80s on Monday.  With dew points in the 50s and our lows Thursday and Friday mornings also in the 50s, we’ll likely see areas of fog develop.

Skies will remain mainly sunny heading into this weekend with minor chances of a stray shower or thunderstorm entering the forecast.  A cold front passing through sometime during the Sunday-Monday timeframe will bring a better chance for shower and storms to the area.  Once the front passes, much more seasonable air will follow with highs next week backing off to the lower 70s, perhaps even some upper 60s(?!?!) in the mix.