Blog: Rain showers Today. Some into Saturday.

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While we have actually had a few dry days recently (not in a row), it still feels like we’ve had a lot of rain over the last month or two.  March had 2.43″ of rain which was 0.4″ above normal.  So far we are 0.81″ above average for the year.  But…more rain is on the way.  Today we have a lot of rain moving into the region from the west.  There is a stationary front near our area.  A low pressure system over Tennessee is creeping east along the front.

The rain showers will be on and off through the day with higher chances during the late afternoon into the evening. Yesterday, the models showed some moderate sized areas of heavy rain, but today they are showing a lot more light to moderate showers.  There may be a few spots of heavy rain later today. 

We’ll have light winds out of the east/southeast.  High temps will be in the 60s.  By tomorrow the low will only slowly depart the region.  Since the models have slowed down that timing, they have also slowed down the rain shower’s exit time.  So we’ll have a few spotty showers continue between the morning and midday. 

It looks like we will dry out during the afternoon.  We could see about a quarter to a half an inch of rain before it finishes.  A few locations could see up to an inch, but that should be limited.  Highs will be in the 60s.  We’ll be dry from late Saturday into Sunday.  Highs will be in the low 70s on Sunday with partly cloudy skies. 

We’ll have more rain moving into the region late Monday into Tuesday. Highs will be well into the 70s.  We’ll be mild and dry by next Wednesday.  Stay tuned for updates to the timing of the rain showers.  Have a good weekend! 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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