Quick weekend update

As expected, our chance of rain today is very slim. There are some showers showing up across Middle TN at the noon hour but they are few and far between. Temps will be mild today in the low to mid 50s. The cold front moves through tonight. Clouds will keep us around 40 for a low, with a very slight chance of a shower or sprinkle. Cooler air moves in for Monday, keeping us in the mid to upper 40s. Skies should try to clear as we go through the afternoon. We’ll have a frosty start Tuesday morning, with temps in the lower 30s, before warming up into the 50s on Tuesday. Our next storm system moves in on Wednesday with more clouds and showers.

Last week it looked like Thanksgiving might be mild. Now, it looks like it may be quite chilly. There are rumors of snow for Thanksgiving but don’t pay attention to those. No one can know this far out what it will do Thanksgiving. Besides, it’s still a bit early for snow. I’ll keep an eye on it and let you know if I see anything interesting coming down the pike. I have seen us get snow flurries on turkey day before, so we’ll see.

Something far more concerning is the severe weather outlook for the end of this week. We’re still several days away and things can change, but just keep a head’s up on the weather situation that may be developing for Friday. There are indications we could be dealing with all modes of severe weather as a cold front moves in. This is the front that will start the trend for cooler temps toward Thanksgiving. I’ll be watching it this week and keeping you posted!

On a brighter note, get up early in the morning and check out the the finest planetary conjunction of 2017! From Astronomy.com, “Venus and Jupiter rise together in the east-southeast some 70 minutes before sunrise and climb 5° high a half-hour later. Venus shines at magnitude –3.9 and appears just 0.3° to the left of magnitude –1.7 Jupiter. Binoculars deliver stunning views of the two set against the growing twilight, while a telescope shows both in a single field. Venus measures 10″ across and appears nearly full while Jupiter spans three times that diameter and lies at the center of an entourage of four bright moons. During the following days, Jupiter will climb higher while Venus sinks closer to the horizon.”

Should be cool to see! I hope you all are having a great weekend!

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