Our Wednesday isn’t half bad in the weather department today, especially if you have any errands to run. Afternoon highs are topping out in the middle to upper 50s in most spots with a few areas possibly hitting 60° before all is said and done.
Clouds will steadily build in this evening and overnight ahead of our next rain system that will unfortunately bring widespread rain our area tomorrow afternoon.
Waking up Thanksgiving morning will be dry with temperatures around 40° to start the day, climbing into the middle 50s by late morning.
Light rain showers may begin to break out as soon as late morning before more persistent rain arrives around lunchtime or early afternoon in most areas. Rain will be widespread and linger with us into the evening hours before tapering off as the cold front pushes through.
Rain should mostly be on the lighter side, although a few moderate showers are possible. No thunderstorm activity is expected with this system.
Cold air will infiltrate the area late Thursday night. It’s possible, but not very likely, that enough moisture *could* be in place for a few wet snow flakes to fall around midnight on the Plateau. The window for this potential wintry activity will be very brief, so even if a few flakes do manage to fall, nothing will accumulate.
Black Friday shopping will be downright frigid with temperatures from Nashville to Knoxville spanning the lower to middle 40s. A few locations may not make it out of the upper 30s, and that’s with sunshine.
We’ll warm back up a tad bit over the weekend with 50s returning and dry conditions remaining in place.