A strong ridge of higher pressure continues to build over the Clarksville area today bringing mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will remain seasonable, in the upper 30s to lower 40s. The storm system currently in the lower Rockies will move eastward today into tomorrow. The energy from this system will split into two, with a majority of the energy creating a new system in the Gulf of Mexico by Houston and the other piece of energy will join with a weak system that will move through Clarksville overnight Christmas Eve. Isolated sleet and rain showers will begin to affect the Clarksville area Christmas Eve in the evening, changing to isolated snow showers overnight. The snow showers will continue into Christmas, ending as a few flurries overnight Christmas. All in all this storm system will provide wintry precipitation to the Clarksville area, but only a dusting to two inches of snow is expected by Christmas. The upcoming workweek will see temperatures below normal with flurries during the day Sunday and Monday as a deep trough builds over the eastern United States.
Here is the Clarksville area forecast:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 39
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low: 25
Christmas Eve: Increasing clouds with isolated rain/sleet showers in the evening. High: 41
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. A dusting to two inches of snow possible. Low: 28
Christmas: A few snow showers early, partly cloudy with flurries overnight. High: Upper 30s Low: Middle 20s
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds with isolated snow showers. High: Middle 30s Low: Lower 20s
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