A powerful arctic blast across most of the U.S. is expected to bring record-breaking cold temperatures early next week. The National Weather Service says numerous cold weather records for mid-November could be broken in the central, southern, and eastern U.S. states. Temperatures will plunge from the northern Plains and upper Midwest Sunday as the cold travels into the southern Plains and Ohio Valley on Monday and through the East Coast and South by Tuesday. On Monday, high temperatures are scheduled to stay in the teens and 20s in the Midwest and Great Lakes. By Tuesday, record cold is possible in the South – with highs only getting into the 30s as far south as Alabama.
So what does that mean for the 105.7 The Hog listening area as of right now?
Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service for Cumberland County and counties on the plateau:
Veterans Day – A 30 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Monday Night – Snow likely after midnight. Low around 23. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday – A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of flurries after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, low around 14.
The current forecast for the valley, including Roane County, is different:
Veterans Day – A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday Night – Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday – Rain and snow showers likely before 1pm, then scattered sprinkles between 1pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 19.
A more accurate forecast along with any possible watches or warnings for the listening area will come Sunday night.