Joel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast: Mostly sunny and cool through the afternoon

October 18, 2018

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 12:56 PM
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 1:14 PM

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happy thursday! all of the rainfall has moved out and so has most of the cloud coverage across our area. so this thursday morning, we begin the day with mostly clear skies and chilly temperatures. since there is still a little bit of cloud coverage left behind, temperatures have only dropped into the lower 50s to upper 40s. throughout the day, expect mostly sunny skies and no rainfall. afternoon highs should range from the mid-60s across the north to right around 70 just south of the golden triangle. skies remain clear into friday morning as winds gradually shift out of a more southerly direction. this will keep temperatures a little bit warmer for friday morning, likely in the lower to mid-50s. through the day, we'll see a little bit more cloud coverage, and perhaps a little more of a southwest wind. this will help us warm up a good bit, likely into the mid-70s for most of our area. later in the evening, showers will accompany the additional clouds. but at this point, it appears that the rain could move in closer to midnight. still, i would be prepared for at least some rain for friday night's high school football games. some have even re-scheduled for thursday night, just to be on the safe side. going forward into saturday, showers will be widespread. so temperatures start out in the mid-50s. and through the day, thanks to the clouds and scattered showers, highs only reach into the mid-60s. showers should linger into at least midday, perhaps even mid-afternoon. by the time it's all said and done, rainfall totals out of the friday night and saturday round should range between 0.25" and one inch. we should gradually clear out into sunday morning. but i still expect there to be some residual cloud coverage left behind. winds should be mostly out of the north, so temperatures will easily fall into the lower 40s. through the day, expect abundant sunshine with a continued northerly flow. so afternoon highs should only reach the lower 60s. some may only reach the upper 50s. skies remain clear into monday morning with winds going somewhat calm. this will allow temperatures to dip a good bit more, perhaps into the upper 30s for some spots across the north. however, most areas only reach into the lower 40s. just to our north, likely into west tennessee, some spots may even see their first frost of the season. going into the daylight hours on monday, winds gradually begin to shift out of a more southerly direction. this will help warm things up a bit. and we may also see a few extra clouds. no rain is expected, however. temperatures climb into the mid-60s. then by tuesday morning, even with mostly clear skies, temperatures only dip into the upper 40s and lower 50s. clouds will build a bit more into tuesday. but again, we remain dry. highs reach into the upper 60s and lower 70s. then as we head into wednesday, spotty showers return ahead of a storm system that will likely bring widespread rainfall or thunderstorm activity into the late-week time frame. highs on wednesday are currently forecast in the upper 60s. but i suspect we will likely see some in the 70s again that day as well. for more details, visit our website at and download our wtva weather authority app. there have been a few more high school football games moved to
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