RIGHT NOW: Some light showers are still in progress across the area on what has been a cloudy and muggy Monday. Here's an evening radar update:
We should see the rain chances diminishing over the next few hours, but you'll probably want to bring the umbrella with you just in case you have some plans later tonight. From the 6 PM ET temperature map, you can see where the sun is back out:
Tonight, fog will develop after midnight, so that could be an issue for the morning commute. Look for lows in the 60s with a mostly cloudy sky.
DRIER DAYS AHEAD: Tuesday and Wednesday are shaping up to be nicer days around here with a mix of sun and clouds and warming temperatures - look for highs in the low and mid 80s both days. I think the only major weather concern will be areas of fog both Tuesday and Wednesday morning, which might be a factor for the commute to school and work. Allow yourself a little extra time to get to where you need to go for the next few mornings!
NEXT RAIN CHANCES: A warm front to our south will lift north across the area on Thursday which will increase cloud cover around here. I am going to bring in an isolated risk of a shower (20% coverage), but I don't think we'll have big issues with rain around here. Thursday should also be the warmest day we see in awhile with highs in the mid to upper 80s. By Friday, a cold front will push through the area with a much better coverage of rain and storms (about 50/50, but we'll have to fine-tune the forecast as we head into the next few days). This will mean some of the high school football games will be wet out there on Friday, so we'll keep an eye on the forecast for you!
ANOTHER TASTE OF FALL: Our Friday cold front will be driving through the area during the nighttime hours and into Saturday morning. This will usher in another big shot of cooler temperatures (the coolest so far) for the weekend and early next week. Highs will stay in the 70s and 80s with overnight lows in the 50s. Expect lower humidity and lots of sunshine in the afternoon and evening. The weather looks absolutely perfect for college football games across the Southeast on Saturday - Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia games look great especially!
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX