Quiet and clear to finish off the last work day of 2016 for many – but wet and unsettled changes are likely to take us from 2016 into 2017.
FRIDAY: A chilly and mainly clear start to your day will roll into a mostly to partly sunny and seasonable last work day of 2016. 30s and 40s will trend toward the 50s to near 60 by the afternoon hours. Clouds will gradually increase through the overnight hours – eventually leading to shower chances increase ahead of sunrise on Saturday.
WET END OF 2016, BEGINNING OF 2017: A series of disturbances will roll across the region through the weekend, bringing with it soaking rains at times. Rainfall amounts could total between 1 – 2" north; 2 – 3" central; 3 –5" south for the entire event. Saturday will feature increasing rain chances amid a cloudy and raw feel with afternoon temperatures in the 50s. As a warm front pushes north overnight, we’ll end up starting 2017 in the 60s with continued showers and storm chances.
UNSETTLED INTO NEXT WEEK: The fast, progressive flow will continue to push disturbances our way through Tuesday of next week – keeping the weather warm and unsettled. Expect highs in the 70s both Monday and Tuesday. Rain chances will begin to wane a bit for Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll also begin to trend cooler into Wednesday with highs in the 50s. Our next system will approach by Thursday, bringing with it a cool down and rain showers.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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