First Alert Forecast: quiet & mild Friday; trending warmer this weekend

Summer briefly returns ahead of a rain maker by early next week

FRIDAY: The coolest morning we’ve seen since May as many head out to work and school, rounding out the work week. Expect sunny turning mostly sunny skies with highs in the middle to upper 70s. Winds will be a bit more gentle compared to Thursday – still out of the north at 5-10 mph. We’ll fall back into the lower to middle 50s to start off Saturday.

WEEKEND PLANNER: Saturday looks to be fantastic with mostly to partly sunny skies, tucked under high pressure – highs will top out in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Humidity levels will remain check for most of the day, but as southerly wind kicks in, the fall weather may be on the back burner for a minute. By Sunday, temperatures will run into the lower to middle 80s as remnant tropical system from the Pacific gets tangled up with a cold front. This will bring up rain chances late Sunday into Monday.

LOOKING AHEAD: Expect a decent chance of showers and rumbles of thunder to start off the work week as our weather pattern turn as bit unsettled. Highs will be in the middle 70s Monday before the front pushes through – dropping into the upper 60s by Tuesday afternoon behind a second front. By Wednesday, we’ll begin to shake the rain chances – though clouds may stick around a bit as temperatures begin to rebound into the lower to middle 70s by late in the week.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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