Friday, October 16, 2009

Chilly Weekend Ahead

Good morning to all across Middle Tennessee. It is a chilly Friday morning and the weekend promises much of the same. You could almost consider this a December morning instead of mid-October with temperatures in the middle 40's and wet conditions. Be sure to bundle up the kids as they head off to school. Count on a dreary (YUCKY) day today.

As we look at the forecast, you'll notice that temperatures will struggle to make it to 50° today and Saturday. By Sunday, we'll see sunshine and highs around 53°. Overnight lows will dip into the 30's by Sunday morning with possible patchy frost for many of us. Expect more widespread frost on Sunday night as lows will be in the lower 30's by sunrise Monday. Welcome to late fall.

By the way, a Facebook friend (Kirk Melhuish) is a well-known meteorologist (22 years with WSB RADIO) in Atlanta, GA....he thinks we may be entering (or already entered) a 'shift' in the weather pattern toward a colder pattern. This shift could bring back the winters of the 60's and 70's. If true, it could portend some interesting winters for Middle Tennessee over the next decade. Many of you who read this blog remember some of those whopper winter snowstorms of the past. Some of you remember missing an entire month of school (in the mid 70's) due ice and snow falling every 3 to 4 days and the temperatures being so cold, there was no melting. Not saying to expect this during December, January, and February...but some experts in the weather community continue to point to signs of big changes in temperatures.

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Lastly, you can read my latest weather post over the Examiner website where I handle duties as the Nashville Weather Examiner.

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