After a weekend in the 40s, we will continue the warm pattern for today with highs in the low 40s. By tomorrow we could even see some areas reach the 50 degree mark with partly cloudy skies.
Changes are headed toward the area as a system will move across the Tennessee Valley and eventually up the east coast. Winter storm watches are in effect starting late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning and lasting until Thursday morning.
Snow will begin by Wednesday morning along with the potential to see mix precipitation. By Wednesday afternoon, the transition to all snow will be likely with the heaviest occurring during the afternoon and evening hours. Lingering flurries and snow showers will taper off by Thursday morning. It is still too early to make a specific accumulation prediction but most models are hinting at 6+ inches of snow by the time the storm leaves the region. Any change in track or intensity could significantly alter accumulation totals. We are also monitoring the possibility of mixed precipitation as this could also lower accumulation totals.
Behind this system cold air invades the area once again with temperatures in the teens by Thursday afternoon and overnight temperatures in the single digits. By the end of the week temperatures will rise back into the upper 30s.