First Alert Forecast: foggy areas Friday; storms, cold for the weekend

ALERT DAYS for storms and an arctic chill through upcoming weekend

FRIDAY: Add a few extra minutes to your morning commute as fog will be possible to start off the day. Expect mostly to variably cloudy skies with highs in the middle 60s. Overnight, clouds will thicken again as rain chances approach the region after midnight.

SATURDAY: Saturday begins a series of alert days due to two types of adverse weather moving into the region. A few strong to severe storms early Saturday as the cold front approaches the area. The main time of the storms will be between 4 AM – 10 AM Saturday. The main threat being strong winds, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Behind the front, temperatures will quickly drop off Saturday afternoon and night. A few flurries will be possible Saturday night and early Sunday morning as temperatures dip into the 30s amid wind chills in the 20s.

SUNDAY: Clouds will be in place amid the cold air Sunday morning – eventually sunshine will return as temperatures attempt to work their way into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Most of the day, wind chills will be stuck in the 20s. Overnight, under clear skies, temperatures will drop into the middle 20s – wind chills will fall to the upper 10s. Take the necessary precautions of protecting your pipes and plants and making sure people with inadequate access to heat and pets are warm.

EXTENDED FORECAST: After a cold start – the remainder of your Monday looks great. Sunshine will push temperatures in the 20s to near 50° by the afternoon hours. Clouds will gather late Monday, leading up to rain chances returning by Tuesday and another chilly blast moving by mid-late week.

First Alert Forecast: foggy Friday; storms, cold by the weekend

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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