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MM’s Look at the Week Ahead

Sunday Evening, December 11, 2022

Next update coming Monday by 9:00 a.m.

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This Week’s Hazards

Five-Day Outlook

Normal High: 49 deg Normal Low: 31 deg

Five-Day Weather Forecast 

Monday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny. Mild.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Clouds increase late in the day. Windy, with gusts to 20+ mph.

Wednesday: Rain likely. Possible thunder. Rain could be heavy at times.

Thursday: Chance of mainly morning showers, then mostly cloudy.

Friday: Mostly cloudy & cold. Possible snow flurries.

Forecast Discussion & Concerns 

Next week a strong cold front will blow through on Wednesday with more rainfall (around 2 inches). That front will usher in much colder air that may even lead to some snow flurries before the week is finished.

The greatest risk for severe weather with that front is expected to stay well south of the plateau.

There is a risk for heavy rainfall in the circled area on Wednesday. I’ll monitor that threat for our area.

Storm Prediction Center Forecast

Day 1 is today (Sunday). As you can see, the greatest risk for severe storms this week is centered over northern Louisiana on Tuesday (Day 3). By Thursday, that severe threat hugs the Gulf Coast and stays well south of the plateau. After that, below normal temps keep severe storms at bay.

Drought Update

The folks at the drought monitor expect the state of Tennessee to be free of drought by the next update coming this week. Sufficient rainfall has replenished water supplies and should be enough to get us out of drought conditions.


Five-Day Rainfall Forecast 

Nearly all of this rain in our area falls late Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Current Snow Cover Map 

Extended Temperature Outlook (Dec 17-21)

Extended Precipitation Outlook (Dec 17-21)


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