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The slow climb

One more frost chance
Posted at 1:57 PM, May 11, 2020

We started the daylight hours with a mixture of sun and clouds. Now, the clouds have taken over the skies. A weak system is bringing in some atmospheric moisture allowing for the clouds and a few isolated showers to fall. Temperatures are running cooler where we have the thicker cloud coverage. We sit in the middle 40s to the middle 50s in the forecast area.

It’s been a very odd spring season with a lot of temperatures in April and May coming in below normal. A few daily low temperatures have been set in the last couple of weeks signaling a very cold air mass in place. Now, we’re looking at a slow climb, but a good climb back to normal, and then above. For today, the clouds and cold air mass in place will keep us in the 40s and 50s for most. A few isolated showers are crossing the state, but not putting down much. If you’ve been protecting the plants the last few days from the freezes and frosts, keep them protected for one more morning. Tuesday morning, temperatures will drop into the middle 30s, especially east of I-75. Some freezing temperatures may occur, especially at higher elevations in the southeastern coalfields. A FROST ADVISORY will be in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. The good news is that will be the last of the current stretch and should be the last of the season as we see a huge warm up incoming. Wednesday morning’s low will only drop into the 40s. Afternoon temperatures will warm nicely into the 60s and 70s by midweek and into the 80s as we’re moving into the weekend! Best chances for rain will run Wednesday, and then again over the weekend.