Cloudy skies overhead making for a cold start to the work week. Well that, and a polar air mass in place thanks to the last storm system that rolled through. Temperatures are running near freezing this afternoon with the 40s seeming like a tough goal to reach. A few light flurry showers are being picked up on the MaxTrack, mainly in the higher terrain of the Cumberland Mountains.
Things take a quiet turn this week with a large region of high pressure and dry air moving eastward. As the pressure raises, the chance of rain decreases, and more sunshine will be available to us. This, along with a wind shift out of the south will aid in warming temperatures from below to above average through the week. 30s and 40s will be the afternoon highs today and tomorrow. We will start to reach the 50s as early as Wednesday and cruise into the 60s for the end of the week. Sunshine with mild temperatures will make for nice conditions. Eventually, we see our next rainmaker moving close for the weekend. Rain showers will be scattered for Saturday and taper through the day on Sunday. This front will knock us down into the low 40s starting next week.