MONDAY: A quiet start to the week, but changes are quickly coming. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures starting the 30s and 40s; working their way to the 60s by afternoon. A few showers will move in after sunset ahead of our arctic front due in overnight. Expect rain to switch to snow after midnight through sunrise – accumulations of 1-2" possible , while southern areas may see a trace – up to 1” as temperatures plummet into the upper 20s and lower 30s.
ALERT DAY TUESDAY: The snow will be done by sunrise Tuesday, but expect lasting impacts, especially during the morning commute as temperatures tumble into the upper 20s in spots. Whatever accumulation we do have could cause a flash freeze of the roads, that could make for hazardous travel through the day. Winds will be quite gusty from the northwest, pushing wind chills into the 10s early. Sunshine returns through the day and pushing temperatures into the upper 30s to near 40. This will promote melting – though if anything retains overnight as lows drop into the 20s again, black ice is possible early Wednesday morning.
EXTENDED FORECAST: After starting in the 20s early Wednesday, expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the middle to upper 40s. A gradual warming trend will take us through the 50s into the 60s by the weekend, but also introducing chances for showers and a few rumbles of thunder in a pattern that will turn active into the weekend.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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