First Alert Forecast: clouds break Monday; gradual warming trend ahead

MONDAY: The remnants of our weekend system will hang around in the form of clouds for some of us through the start of the new work week. Clouds may break for areas south of I-20 before the day is out – more spots will stay clouded over with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Overnight, skies clear as lows drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s.

TUESDAY: After a cold start, expect a near seasonable finish with highs in the lower to middle 50s amid mostly sunny skies, thanks to high pressure moving over the region. A few more clouds may sneak into the area late in the day, but we’ll remain dry during the day and overnight period.

EXTENDED FORECAST: As the week wears on, our next weather maker will begin to take shape. Wednesday should remain quiet with a mix of sun and clouds, highs will push their way into the lower 60s. Clouds will thicken a bit with the chance for a few scattered showers and storms Thursday. Highs will still manage the middle 60s. Expect a lull for Friday as will try for the upper 60 and lower 70s. The next big weather maker will move in sometime Saturday. Timing will be critical in determining temperatures for the day – if the system delays until later, highs could be in the 60s and 70s; if the system moves in early, highs could struggle to hit the 50s. At any rate, Sunday looks to feature the coldest temperatures so far this season. We’ll be watching the evolution over the next week and keep you updated.

First Alert Forecast: clouds break Monday; gradual warming trend ahead

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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