Thursday, March 14

Today is going to be another gorgeous day! High pressure shifts to our southeast as a cold front moves in from the west. This will give us a southerly flow, helping to bring in those warmer temperatures. We will be trending nearly 20 degrees above average for this time of the year. Highs reach the upper 70s. 
Here are your record highs for today.

Knoxville – 85° 1990
Chattanooga – 83° 2012
Tri-Cities – 82° 1990
Oak Ridge – 84° 1990

Enjoy it because there are changes on the way. A cold front moves in overnight tonight through the morning commute. This will bring a round of showers and storms, some could become strong to severe, especially along the Cumberland Plateau and the southern valley. The best timing would be from 6am to 10am. Damaging wind is the main threat. The storm will also produce 1/2″ to 1″ of rain. These storms will be very efficient rain producers, so localized flooding cannot be ruled out. 
The cold front moves to our southeast through the day Friday, leaving us with clearing skies into Saturday and mild temperatures. However, another cold front, moisture starved, will roll in on Sunday. That will bring a drop in our temperatures Monday and Tuesday, with a hard freeze likely Tuesday morning.
Make sure to always check back in from time to time to get the latest weather forecast from Meteorologist Mike Witcher.