Speech to Text for Matt - Cold & dry for Wednesday, but rain is coming back
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temperatures which did manage to return to the middle and upper 40s this afternoon will decline rapidly overnight. a soft northwesterly wind and clearer conditions should allow us to fall into the lower 30s and upper 20s by tomorrow morning. as tuesday evening gets underway, skies will remain mostly to completely clear. temperatures which did manage to return to the middle and upper 40s this afternoon will decline rapidly overnight. a soft northwesterly wind and clearer conditions should allow us to fall into the lower 30s and upper 20s by tomorrow morning. we will remain clear into wednesday morning, dropping temperatures off quite a bit. most areas will begin in the upper 20s with a few dropping into the lower 30s. much like monday and tuesday, wednesday will be mostly sunny with a light northerly wind. therefore, highs only reach into the mid- 40s. no rain is expected. clouds gradually make a return into thursday. we'll start out mostly clear with temperatures in the lower 30s. but by the late afternoon, clouds will become a bit more widespread. temperatures may be a bit warmer, likely into the lower 50s. some remain in the upper 40s. still, no rain is expected on thursday. this changes into friday, however. we'll begin our friday with mostly cloudy skies and perhaps a few sprinkles. showers become more widespread into friday night. temperatures during the day will only reach the lower 50s. then into friday night and saturday morning, showers and clouds will keep temperatures a bit milder. lows on saturday morning only dip into the lower 40s. rain is likely to become more widespread saturday. it will likely be a cloudy, wet and chilly day with temperatures only reach the mid- 40s and rain occurring for extended periods of time. it will be a tough day for any kind of outdoor activity that requires dry conditions. projections continue to hint at the possibility of widespread rainfall amounts in excess of 1 inch and for the southern parts of our area, those totals could push closer to 2 inches on saturday alone. sunday, there is still a lot of question in terms of temperature. at this point, the odds of sub-freezing temperatures appear to be too low for anything other than chilly rain. any non-liquid precipitation appears more likely north of the tennessee border. for those just north of our coverage area, there could be a mix of sleet, rain and even snow over west tennessee. still, temperatures are expected to near the mid and upper 30s sunday morning with showers lingering through at least midday. we will be watching closely as slight shifts in the track of this weekend system could lead to big forecast changes. highs on sunday are expected to reach into the lower 40s. but if the colder air manages to dip farther south, we may see temperatures a bit colder with a brief change over to wintry mix later on sunday. this would only occur during a brief window of time, just before drying out sunday evening. by monday morning, we will be drier with temperatures right at or just above freezing. then on monday, we'll reach a high in the lower to mid-40s. at this point, with temperatures at the surface expected to remain above freezing at all times while precipitation is around--no wintry impacts on roadways are expected. if this changes, we will keep you informed.