Dark clouds began rolling into Bradley County just after sun-up.
Rain today will be a precursor for more inclement weather expected Black Friday.
Showers and a possible thunderstorm are expected today with the strong possibility of gusty winds.
Foggy conditions could set in overnight.
This is setting the pace for a stronger storm system which will cool things down a bit for Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
A rainy Thanksgiving Day will lead the way to the colder temperatures, expected to be in the upper 20s by Friday night.
Daytime temperatures will be 48 degrees for those early-bird shoppers who typically begin hitting the stores for discounted savings.
Wind, Blizzard, Winter advisories and storm warnings have been issued for a number of Western U.S. states as the system makes its trek across the country to the East. Heavy snow warnings have been issued as well for the western and Midwestern states, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Climate Prediction Center associates the storms with “a strong La Nina.”
It will be a “dominant climate factor influencing weather across most of the U.S. this winter.
“La Nina is associated with cooler than normal water temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, unlike El Nino, which is associated with warmer than normal water temperatures, according to NOAA.
The predictions for this winter are warmer and wetter than average and most likely, the region will experience “storminess and flooding.”
In 1992, prior to the “Storm of the Century” in March 1993, a Nor’easter struck the northeastern and New England states.
A 24-hour snowfall resulted in 27 inches of snow reported in Boston, according to reports from the Center for Disease Control.
This new storm is expected to tangle holiday travelers at airports and on roadways and could even hamper those Black Friday shoppers.