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A pedestrian walks past the UBS Financial Services sign as it reads 32 degrees Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While the weather was in the 30s throughout the day, temperatures are expected to get warmer heading into the weekend.
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A runner makes her way through downtown Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While the weather was in the 30s throughout the day, temperatures are expected to get warmer heading into the weekend.

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.

6-day forecast

Thursday: 47/45
Chance of rain: 20 percent

Friday: 56/52
Chance of rain: 70 percent

Saturday: 62/56
Chance of rain: 100 percent

Sunday: 68/50
Chance of rain: 10 percent

Monday: 62/43
Chance of rain: 20 percent

Tuesday: 46/33
Chance 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.

Contact staff writer Rosana Hughes at rhughes@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6327 with tips or story ideas. Follow her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

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