After a particularly cold spell, Chattanoogans can expect to see warmer days over the weekend, forecasters say.
A weak weather system will help initiate a southerly flow on Thursday that will moisten up the atmosphere enough to result in scattered showers and bring moderate temperatures through the end of the work week, according to the National Weather Service.
Then, a stronger storm system will impact the area this weekend.
That storm is currently brewing out west, said WRCB Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys.
"It's a pretty powerful little storm," he said. "As it draws in that warm air, that's when the showers and thunderstorms can build up."
But Barys isn't expecting any severe weather here in the Chattanooga area.
Thursday: 47/45Chance of rain: 20 percent Friday: 56/52Chance of rain: 70 percent Saturday: 62/56Chance of rain: 100 percent Sunday: 68/50Chance of rain: 10 percent Monday: 62/43Chance of rain: 20 percent Tuesday: 46/33Chance of rain: 20 Source: WRCB
Regardless, the system will bring plenty of rain and temperatures well above normal, according to the National Weather Service.
The warmer temperatures are coming amid an unseasonably cold start to November.
Just on Wednesday, the low was 13 degrees below normal, and the high was 12 degrees below normal, he said.
"This has just been an abnormally cold month because we're used to having temperatures fairly warmer than normal," Barys said.
It wouldn't surprise him if this November shaped up to be one of the top 10 coldest the area has seen, he added.
"We'll know by Friday probably," he said.
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