|Tropical Storm Lee tracking map, courtesy StormPulse.com|
|5 day total precipitation from the NWS. A maximum of 23.2" is predicted from Lee, centered over New Orleans, LA.|
|The northern extent of cirrus clouds produced by Tropical Storm Lee make for a nice sunset over Bartlett, TN|
The one fly in the ointment is a cold front that will be moving through the region on Sunday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected along the front as it encounters the warm, moist air provided by the Tropical Storm. This will bring welcome rain to many places on Sunday with cooler temperatures as well - mid 80s in the metro. If T.S. Lee moves far enough north, the metro area could get a pretty good shot of rain Sunday night into Monday as well.
One thing that seems a little more certain is the cooler air behind the front. We're forecasting highs only in the 70s Monday through Wednesday, as opposed to the upper 90s of the past few days! That in itself (rain or not) will be a welcome relief as summer winds down in the Bluff City!
We'll be keeping you updated via Facebook and Twitter (links below) over the weekend as Lee's future becomes a little less "cloudy." In the meantime, have a fabulous Labor Day weekend and ready Plan B in case the grill gets wet on Monday!
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