Cold front arrives, morning and evening light rain Sunday (1/28/23)
Rain starting on Saturday evening is expected to continue overnight. Light rain will switch to moderate rainfall after midnight for a time before the system slides eastward and ends by the late morning. After that, rain chances pick up slightly for some more spotty showers Sunday evening, looking to stay mostly as drizzle with temperatures above freezing.
The timing of a cold front on Sunday will cause temperatures to drop throughout the day. Our warmest temperatures will be seen around midnight, and then we will cool all day, falling into the 30s by Sunday night. Colder air settles in for the next few days after that, bringing better chances for wintry precipitation.
Here’s another look (below) at the light, widespread showers that bring more rain to western Tennessee than anyone heading into the early hours of Monday. Likely that most of this stays as light rain because of the temperatures.
Most of Monday will be mostly cloudy, but another system arrives once again Monday night. We’ve got a pattern of seeing overnight precipitation but on Monday it comes more in the form of freezing drizzle and sleet across our area. Light accumulations could impact morning travel on Tuesday, creating slick spots especially on elevated surfaces like bridges.
Two more rounds of precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday will be monitored for impacts, too. More ice/sleet is possible Tuesday night looking at models on Saturday night, but these forecasts can change as we get a better look of the temperatures and the layer the precipitation would be falling through. We will continue to bring the latest in the days to come.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team