Sunny and warm for now. Late week rain chances are high. Expected totals are not.

It’s a beautiful, sunny day across the Tennessee Valley on this Monday. Temperatures have climbed into the upper 70s (and a few folks near the lower 80s), running 8 to 12 degrees above seasonal average for most of us. We have a few clouds out there, but nothing of consequence. High pressure is centered to our south this afternoon with the next frontal boundary still off to our north in Kansas and Missouri.

Temperatures fall drop out of the 70s into the 60s as we head through the evening, with skies remaining mostly clear to partly cloudy. Overnight lows across the area look to drop into the low to mid 50s as we head toward daybreak on Tuesday morning.

Warm weather and plenty of sunshine sticks around for both Tuesday and Wednesday. This should allow daytime highs both afternoons to climb between 80 and 85 degrees across the area.

The frontal boundary to the north begins moving into the area on Thursday, and this means an increase in clouds and the arrival of rain showers by the afternoon. Rain looks to continue off and on at times through Thursday night and into a good bit of Friday. We are not expecting a drought buster type of rain event, but most everyone may get a solid half inch of rain during this time, and there could be isolated areas that see a little more. Hopefully this will at least help reduce the wildfire and grass fire risk some!

Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s on Thursday with the increase in clouds and showers, and will then drop into the upper 50s and lower 60s from Friday through the weekend behind the southward moving cold front.

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