An In-Depth Look at This Weekend's Storm System

Below is a series of images that show the progression of the system that will move through the area Friday night into Saturday. The first series of images show an estimate of what the radar might show at a given time, while the second series of images shows estimates of temperature at a given time. The most important thing to remember is that this is only one model's estimate of what might happen, and not a definite forecast. Take these images to be a likely picture a what will happen this weekend.

 Estimated Precipitation Type and Rate at 12:00 p.m., Friday, 6 April 2018. At this time, a few isolated showers are possible, especially in Western areas.

Estimated Precipitation Type and Rate at 12:00 p.m., Friday, 6 April 2018. At this time, a few isolated showers are possible, especially in Western areas.

 5:00 p.m., Friday, 6 April 2018. Showers become more widespread, with a few heaver showers possibly moving into Western areas.

5:00 p.m., Friday, 6 April 2018. Showers become more widespread, with a few heaver showers possibly moving into Western areas.

 11:00 p.m., Friday, 6 August 2018. Steadier rain will begin to move through areas North of Interstate 40, while more isolated precipitation will be seen in Southern areas.

11:00 p.m., Friday, 6 August 2018. Steadier rain will begin to move through areas North of Interstate 40, while more isolated precipitation will be seen in Southern areas.

 5:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Widespread rain is expected across the area. Rainfall rates should be light to moderate.

5:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Widespread rain is expected across the area. Rainfall rates should be light to moderate.

 8:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Round 1 of the precipitation moves off to the east, setting up what could be a few rain-free hours Saturday morning.

8:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Round 1 of the precipitation moves off to the east, setting up what could be a few rain-free hours Saturday morning.

 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Round number 2 of precipitation begins as scattered rain showers begin to fill in from the southwest. Cold air will help to change the rain over to snow in the Tennessee Valley.

2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Round number 2 of precipitation begins as scattered rain showers begin to fill in from the southwest. Cold air will help to change the rain over to snow in the Tennessee Valley.

 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Widespread chilly rain occurs across the area, with the highest peaks beginning to see a wintry mix.

5:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Widespread chilly rain occurs across the area, with the highest peaks beginning to see a wintry mix.

 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Rain begins to clear from west to east as strong winds start to pick up out of the Northwest. 

8:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Rain begins to clear from west to east as strong winds start to pick up out of the Northwest. 

 6:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Most areas hover in the low-to-mid 50s as the cold front begins to move into East Tennessee.

6:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Most areas hover in the low-to-mid 50s as the cold front begins to move into East Tennessee.

 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Temperatures warm slightly into the upper 50s, as cold air tries to make its way in from the North and West. A slight shift in the track of the low pressure system could cause a big difference in temperatures Saturday, and we'll let you know if anything changes.

11:00 a.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Temperatures warm slightly into the upper 50s, as cold air tries to make its way in from the North and West. A slight shift in the track of the low pressure system could cause a big difference in temperatures Saturday, and we'll let you know if anything changes.

 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Cold front pushes through the area, dropping temperatures 10-15 degrees over the course of a few hours. Cold air will move in earlier the farther north you live and later the farther south you live.

2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. Cold front pushes through the area, dropping temperatures 10-15 degrees over the course of a few hours. Cold air will move in earlier the farther north you live and later the farther south you live.

 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. The cold front pushes completely through the area. Temperatures fall through the 40s into the mid-to-upper 30s.

5:00 p.m., Saturday, 7 April 2018. The cold front pushes completely through the area. Temperatures fall through the 40s into the mid-to-upper 30s.

Have a great weekend!

Chase Scott Graham