We have been to Cleveland, Tennessee before, and we know that they are really close to Chattanooga and don’t have their own reporting station. Oh well.
At 1253PM, ET, the Chattanooga Valley was seeing temperatures in the mid-40s with partly cloudy skies. The area was in the last reaches of an area of Arctic high pressure, and with a strong developing system in the central Plains, Cleveland looked to be preparing for a spike in temperatures tomorrow. A cold front will develop with this system, so warm air will not be long lived.
The warm air generated by the system will be tapped into by the cold front plowing into the Cleveland area. Late Saturday into Sunday morning, heavy rain and some embedded thunderstorms will plow through Cleveland, dropping up to an inch of rain on the city, leading to the threat for flash flooding. At the onset of the stormy weather, don’t be surprised to see some strong straight line winds. During the day Sunday, temperatures may drop enough that there will be a chance for some flurries on Sunday afternoon.
Tomorrow – Sunny and warmer, with rain and some thunder late, High 56, Low 29
Sunday – Rain in the early AM, turning to snow in the afternoon, High 34, Low 24
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day High 53, Low 29
Sunday – Snow showers possible.(rain early), High 41, low 30
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers High 53, Low 28
Sunday – Windy and colder with periods of snow, 1-3″; watch for a rapid freeze up in the afternoon High 43, Low 21
NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy High 54, Low 26
Sunday – A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy (snow late) High 40, Low 25
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers early in the afternoon. A chance of rain showers late in the afternoon. High 54, Low 27
Sunday – Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning… Then rain showers likely and a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Brisk…colder. High 41, Low 35
Problems abound with this forecast. You have the issues with Sunday definitely being a non standard day and TWC/WB not having hourly temps that far out yet, and don’t worry, the NWS has a 90% chance of rain overnight Saturday into Sunday. Satellite is eerily quiet, given what’s coming.