A Cold Blast Next Week ?November 8th, 2013 at 3:05 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
After a chilly start, temperatures are improving late on this Friday. Afternoon
highs are in the low to middle 60’s. A very dry air mass is in place and no
rain is expected any time soon. A strong surface high pressure ridge is
building in from the Tri-cities area in Tennessee. This ridge will flatten and
weaken a but on Saturday.
Look for a chilly night tonight. Overnight lows should be a few degrees above
last night’s readings, thanks to increasing cloud cover late. We will see
slightly lighter winds tonight as well. We still expect lows generally in the middle 40’s
Thanks to a zonal pattern in the jet stream, the next several fronts that will track through the area will be very weak. A few clouds will be around at times on Saturday.
The weather looks very nice for the SEC football games throughout the region. It will be a bit chilly in Knoxville, where Auburn travels to Tennessee, with temps near 60 and plenty of sun. Temperatures will be cooler at 7pm in Tuscaloosa as Alabama hosts LSU. Expect clear conditions with temps in the lower 50’s, falling into the 40’s by the 4th quarter.
Significant rain is not expected, though we could see a few sprinkles Saturday night. We see a warming trend, especially by Sunday. Expect near normal temperatures (highs in the mid 70’s, lows near 50) into early next week.
Cold Next Week
Computer models continue to predict a very strong cold air push mid week next week. The surface front won’t bring any rain. The air behind the front will be significantly colder. The boundary should clear the coast Tuesday evening. Look for highs in the upper 50’s, with our first possible frost/freeze event of the season in many areas by Wednesday night.