Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS64 KMRX 161923 AFDMRX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Morristown TN 323 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 .SHORT TERM...
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(Tonight and Tuesday)... Higher pressure is building in across the region behind last nights cold front this afternoon with skies mostly sunny southwest and partly cloudy northeast. Temperatures were slow to warm into the 50s and 60s from lows in the 40s and 50s this morning. Strong north to northeast winds have also added to the fall chill in the air this afternoon. Gusts from 20 to 30 miles per hour occurred over the southern Tennessee valley earlier today. Tonight skies will be mostly clear with winds subsiding this evening but will stay up enough that temperatures will fall slowly to the upper 30s to lower 40s. The highest elevations of the mountains in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia lows will drop to around freezing and in higher valleys of northeast Tennessee...southwest Virginia and southwest North Carolina where winds become light...patchy frost will likely form. The areal coverage however will not be big enough to issue an advisory. Tuesday temperatures will be a few degrees warmer as the surface high shifts east and winds become light northeast. .LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Sunday)... High pressure will dominate area weather through much of the extended. This will allow for continued dry conditions with mostly clear skies. Cool air filtering into the area will allow lows Tuesday night to fall into the mid 30s to mid 40s range. Locations where temperatures drop into the mid 30s may see patch frost develop early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon...will see a warming trend begin with temperatures warming each day. By the weekend...expect both highs and lows to average around 5 degrees above normal. The next weather system...a weakening cold front...will be approaching the area around the Monday time frame. Confidence low on timing and strength...but will introduce a chance of showers.
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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Chattanooga Airport, TN 43 70 44 73 / 0 0 0 0 Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, TN 41 68 41 72 / 0 0 0 0 Oak Ridge, TN 41 68 41 72 / 0 0 0 0 Tri Cities Airport, TN 37 66 39 70 / 0 0 0 0
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&& .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...None. TN...None. VA...None. && $$ TD/MJB

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