The slow-moving low continues to plague the region with wave after wave of rain and thundershowers. Last night’s band of rain has mostly cleared the state with only a few scattered drizzle showers. Heavier rain still exists southeast along the Cumberland Mountains. Otherwise, it’s cloudy and mild in the upper 60s/low 70s.
Most of today will consist of drizzle or light rain through the midsection. The low will continue to sling a few waves our way, but we do still see a few slots of dry weather in between. The latter part of today will consist of a band of scattered rain showers with embedded thunderstorms. These storms will produce heavy rain at times and will only add to the already high-water levels. Therefore, the FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through the rest of today and should end right before we cross into Monday. Next week will be interesting in that we are expecting a few cold fronts that will remind us we’re still in spring. The early week front is the one that clears out the rain and storms and will arrive Monday. This one will take temperatures down to the mid-70s on Tuesday. A second front arrives with showers and scattered storms midweek. This front will bring the coolest air of the week and drop us to ~70 on Thursday. That means we will sit in the 60s most of the day. Along with all the cool air comes a lower dew point. That spells “c-o-m-f-y” and you’ll like the way you feel next week.