by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

After Thursday’s rain, sunny skies will be the story for Friday through Sunday and we will warm back up into the 50s by Saturday afternoon and low 60s Sunday, but the nights will be cold.

Unfortunately the weather on Veterans Day will be going downhill as an arctic cold front moves in. A chance of rain on Monday with temperatures in the 40s and then dropping to 25 degrees Monday night with a Chance of light snow.

The high temperature on Tuesday afternoon only in the 30s so get prepared for the coldest weather of the season thus far in Middle Tennessee. The worst of the cold will be Tuesday night when we drop into the teens. I expect us to get back into the 50s from the 16th to the 20th of November.

Now that we are back on Standard Time, it is pretty much dark by 5:15 but starts getting daylight around 5:40 in the morning.

October ended about two degrees above normal on temperatures and who will soon forget how the month began with us hitting the 90s on the first, second and third and breaking the all-time record for the month.

We are moving toward a full moon on the 12th, so this week you are seeing a half moon in the southern sky after dark and Jupiter and Saturn low in the southwestern sky.

I would like to get a couple of weather spotters in the county it would not require much of your time. I would just need a report or two on stormy weather days and they could be by email or messenger or whatever is best for you.

Steve Norris got his first job at 18 years old doing radio weather. Steve does forecasts for several radio stations and newspapers, and he serves as a severe weather meteorologist for some city governments in the Middle Tennessee area. Steve first became interested in weather when his grandfather bought him a thermometer when he was 10 years old. He has been loving weather for over 40 years.

If you need weather data or have any weather-related questions or comments, you can reach Steve Norris anytime at weather1@charter.net.