A strong cold front will bring rain on Thursday and temperatures will drop about 20 degrees to near freezing on some nights.

After being in the low 70s on Wednesday, the temperature will reach only near 50 on Friday. It is looking like we may have a chance of rain around Thanksgiving and temperatures below normal for the next couple of weeks.

There will be a partial eclipse of the moon at the end of the week with the peak time of the most total eclipse around 3:02 a.m. on Friday if clouds allow us to view it. We will go from a full moon late Thursday night to the eclipse a few hours later.

This winter there are indications that the polar jet stream will drop occasionally, especially in January and early February for winter storms to develop.

Spring is already looking unusually warm and stormy so we will have to deal with that when the time comes.

Steve Norris provides information to Emergency Management Agencies in many counties in Tennessee. Contact him at weather1@charter.net with questions, to provide a weather update for your area or to suggest topics for his column.

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