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Showers hit area, bring colder weather

April 19th, 2013 10:20 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Showers hit area, bring colder weather

Quick, but at times, powerful rain showers moved through the area Friday, bringing cooler temperatures.
According to Jessica Winton, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown, the showers, which began around 9:30-10 a.m. Friday, were a result of a cold front.
“It’s a cold front pushing all of this through ... and actually it’s pretty much almost out of the area,” Winton said Friday afternoon. “Cooler temperatures behind this and dryer weather is expected through the weekend. What it is is just the clash between the cold air from the north and the warm air from ... (the) gulf, from the south.”
She said according to precipitation reports from Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, the area only saw around 0.32 inches of rain.
“Instead of a widespread area of heavy showers, it became more isolated,” Winton said.
According to the National Weather Service’s website, a frost advisory is in effect today before 9 a.m., but the day is predicted to be sunny with a high near 60 degrees. Tonight, the low is forecast to be around 34.
Sunday’s high is expected to be around 62 degrees, with a low of 37.
Monday is forecast as being mostly sunny with a high around 63 and a low of 41 with partly cloudy skies.
Winton said the next chance for rain would be Tuesday, which is forecast on the website to have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high of 68 and a low of 47.

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