Mostly clear. Areas of dense valley fog. Winds N-NE at 5-10 mph along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges ( mainly at or above 2700 feet elevation ). Temperatures varying from the low-mid 50s to around 60 degrees.
Partly to mostly sunny. NE winds 5 to 15 mph, with some higher gusts along mountain ridges. Temperatures varying from upper 60s to low 70s in upper elevations to the upper 70s to lower 80s ( hotter south into the Great Valley ).
Tuesday Night Into Wednesday Morning
Mostly clear. Areas of valley fog. Winds NNE-ENE 5-10 mph with higher gusts on mid-upper elevation mountain ridges. Temperatures varying from 50-55 degrees in cooler valleys to lower-middle 60s.
Partly-mostly sunny. NE-ENE winds 5-10 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from low-mid 70s in the upper elevations to lower-middle 80s ( hotter south into the Great Valley of eastern Tennessee ).
Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning
Mostly clear. Areas of valley fog. Winds ENE-ESE 5-15 mph, with higher gusts, along middle-upper elevation mountain ridges. Temperatures varying from 50-55 degrees in cooler mountain valleys to lower-middle 60s ( exposed ridges ).
Partly-mostly sunny. ENE-ESE winds 5-10 mph. Temps varying from low-mid 70s in upper elevations to the low-middle 80s ( hotter south into the Great Valley ).
Weather Discussion ( Soaking Rain )
A real soaker of a rain fell across the mountain area during Sunday into the wee hours of Monday ( September 18-19 ).
Rain developed early and the PM MAX only reached 68 degrees in Clintwood during Sunday, amid a good amount of fog. The upper elevations in the High Knob Massif were obscured in dense fog, or orographic clouds, well into Monday morning.
Specific rainfall totals reached 1.87″ in the City of Norton, making 2.43″ in September and 43.38″ in 2016, with 2.08″ observed in Clintwood ( 2.18″ Sept / 32.69″ in 2016 ). More than 2.00″ of rain also fell across much of the High Knob Massif where 2016 totals are now 50.00-55.00″+ .
The mountain region is back into another dry stretch, being caught between heavy rainfall producing systems well to the northwest and east. Yes, again a subsidence regime will rule.
While a shower working in from the east or northeast can not be completely ruled out, most of the region along and west of the Cumberland Mountain range looks to remain dry.
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The first real cool shot of Autumn 2016 is still being tracked to arrive by the middle of next week. Initial indications are that the coolest air will move across the Great Lakes into the northeastern USA, but some impact is expected across the southern Appalachians ( stay tuned for details ).