Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Not As Cool

Well folks the temperatures this morning not quite as cool as expected with most areas staying the lower to mid 50s. This was due to some cloud cover across much of the area through the night. We might get cooler tonight with clear skies and lows expected to reach the mid 40s. Wonderful day for Thursday with sunny skies and mid 70s and then back to some showers and thunderstorms for your Friday. This same system will produce some severe weather in parts of the Midwest. Looks like clearing will come for the weekend with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s and highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flooding Possible

Well folks the rainy times continue as we go into the weekend. From the map of much of Tennessee you can see is under a flash flood watch. This watch has been posted till Saturday evening. If you live in flood prone areas it is strongly advised to pay close attention to changing weather. Monitor local TV or NOAA Weather Radio for any further statements or warnings. Once we get to Sunday and Monday expect clearing to begin. Another big change will be the temperatures as we get to Monday and Tuesday with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s and highs in the mid to lower 70s. This will be a nice change to the spring/summer like pattern we have endured for so long.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Flooding Chances Move In

Well the flooding that we saw across parts of West and Middle Tennessee have moved into parts of East Tennessee. As you can see by the watch and warning map from the Storm Prediction Center. Keep in mind that not everyone will see the flooding rains, but as usual with a system like this some will see their fair share. The system providing this moisture is still related to the low pressure that was sitting in the Texas area earlier this week. Even after this system moves out it does appear that another system in the west will move in and that keeps the chances of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for most of the week. I would expect some clearing at the end of the week with less chances of rain. Beside today expect highs to be in the 80s and lows will stay in the in the 60s for the week.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Rain....

Looks like this rain is continuing to stick around the area with numerous showers and a few thunderstorms possible through the day. The best chances of rain will be today through Monday. Then as we go through the week our chances come down and we may begin to see some clearing. High temperatures will be the upper 70s to lower and mid 80 and lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wet Weather Still in the Forecast

Well folks not much will change across East Tennessee today with good chances of showers and thunderstorms through Monday with the best chance showing up for Wednesday. This is caused by a tropical low pressure system still located over Louisiana this morning and a stalled out front over much of the area. The flash flood and flood watches continue in the middle and west portions of the state. These areas have gotten the bulk of the moisture from the system over the past week. The map below will show some estimates from observers in the middle portion of the state.

Those of you who have made it to Gainesville will have the possibility to see some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. These showers and thunderstorms will be scattered and so watch the radar prior to the game. Highs are expected to be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Long time no post....

Sorry for the long vacation if you will from the blog, but with school and work it was almost impossible to continue. Things have stabilized now, but could become busy as this school year gets underway.

Enough of that lets talk about the weather well for East Tennessee this week it has been a wet pattern due to a tropical low pressure system in the northern Louisiana area. This low pressure system will keep the chances for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through most of the period. Looking at radar at this hour we have several scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area with the heaviest showers are over Monroe and Blount county. These showers and storms will continue to develop and move off to the NE. Keep in mind not everyone will see these showers, but some of you will see your fair share.

This rain has prompted some flooding in the middle and western parts of Tennessee where there are several counties under a flash flood watch.

Well many of you will be traveling to watch the Vols play against Florida on Saturday and well the moisture will be there in Gainesville as it has been across Tennessee with the National Weather Service calling for a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. These will mainly be during the afternoon so we will have to watch the radar as game time gets closer, so you might want to have your poncho handy in case there is some shower activity in The Swamp. Also expect some warm temperatures with highs in the in the upper 80s.