(WRCB) - After a gorgeous but cooler Sunday, warmer weather returns for the beginning of the week! Eventually rain and cooler temperatures return, too.
As high pressure dominates the Tennessee Valley, expect quiet conditions Sunday night with mostly clear skies and lows in lower 40s in the city. Some patchy fog or scattered clouds may develop very late toward sunrise.
Monday brings a mix of sun and a few clouds with highs warming back to 70º. Skies stay fair Monday night with lows in the middle 40s. More clouds arrive Tuesday but highs remain above normal for early March, climbing to the lower 70s (normal for Chattanooga is 62°). A few showers may form late Tuesday night with lows in the mild middle 50s.
Look for big changes mid-week as a cold front passes through the region. The front brings widespread, steady rain Wednesday with cooler highs around 60°. So a warmer coat will come in handy along with an umbrella. Late Wednesday, as the rain tapers, temperatures might get cold enough for very light snow to fall in some high elevations. Little to no accumulation is expected. Lows Wednesday night plummet into the 20s.
Fair, dry weather returns Thursday and Friday. Look for highs only around 50° Thursday, warming to 60° Friday, with lows around 30° Thursday night. Saturday brings partly cloudy skies with highs in the lowers 60s and Saturday brings a chance for more rain.
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