Working on the upcoming forecast this morning and the news is great IF you like rain! I have several links for you to view today. The first is called the 'Hourly Forecast Graph', a very interesting and detailed link.
The next link goes to a graphic showing the November 2011 Rain Amounts across Tennessee. Here in Putnam County, the prevailing amounts ranged from just under 8" to nearly 11". Much of this came toward the end of the month.
For today (Sunday), the rain shows up later this afternoon and lingers through Wednesday with the heaviest rains likely Monday and Monday night. (Sorry about that due to the Cookeville Christmas Parade that was rescheduled due to rain from last Monday night to the upcoming Monday night). 1-2" of rain total for this event won't be uncommon here in the Cookeville area but more than 2-5" for portions of west Tennessee. Several graphics are available today (Sunday) over at the Nashville Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service.
Behind the rain event is a possibility of snow for Wednesday and Thursday. Look for temperatures to be MUCH COLDER Friday and into the weekend. At this point, we see highs in the low 40's and lows in the 20's.
Finally, I need to give credit where credit is due. In last Saturday's post "Big Forecast Changes", I used a gorgeous photo of two dear against the snow. I need to give credit to Brian Tang who took that fantastic shot! Thank you Brian for use of your photo.