Rain and wind for Monday

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SUMMARY

We should see some peaks of the sun today, but they will be few and far. We could see an isolated shower or  some sprinkles, as well, so don’t be surprised if you see a few drops on your windshield. Warmer air will continue to have a grip on us today. Rain and wind move in for your Monday.  I think the heaviest rain will come in around noon and into the afternoon, when we could even hear a rumble of thunder. Rainfall amounts should add up to about 3/4″. The wind will be quite gusty, so keep that in mind. Cooler temps follow this system, but nothing like the arctic cold we’ve had recently. Pleasant weather returns for the middle to end of next week, before yet another system threatens next weekend.

DISCUSSION

We’re very fortunate with this system coming Monday. Had this been a bit later in the season we would be talking about severe weather for us on the plateau. It will be nice to have some rainfall to wash all this salt off the road! I swear, it looks like there’s snow on some of the roads from all the salt.

Folks to our west will be dealing with some strong to severe storms today. The first “slight risk” area of 2018 has been issued today for portions of the lower Mississippi River valley. Isolated tornadoes are even possible. Seems like just last week we were talking about dangerously cold temperatures and snowfall. Oh wait, that was just last week! What a difference a week makes!

As that system moves eastward it will encounter an environment that is much more hostile to severe weather. Never the less, we could certainly hear some rumbles of thunder as it passes across TN and the Cumberland Plateau.

You all have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy these warm temps! We certainly have earned them!

Pictured below, the first slight risk area for 2018 has been issued for portions of the lower Mississippi River valley. We could even see our first tornado of 2018 today in this area.

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