A hot weekend ahead & gradually wetter next week

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The average high temperature for this weekend is 79 degrees. However, we will be much higher than that each afternoon and nearing record levels. After a sunny and hot weekend, a wetter pattern could evolve for next week.

A HOT WEEKEND

Expect a sunny to partly sunny sky both Saturday and Sunday. Morning lows should be comfortable in the low/mid 60s. But, each afternoon should average in the upper 80s to lower 90s. The Record High for Saturday is 93 from 1962. Sunday's Record High is 92 from 1962. It appears that on Sunday we could have a better chance of tying or even surpassing a Record! Even for Monday, the projected high is 91 which is equal to that Record High set in 1881!

Rain chances over the weekend are very slim. A few pop up t-showers are possible, mainly over the Blue Ridge & Smoky Mtns

WETTER NEXT WEEK

We will be watching the development of an area of low pressure over the eastern Gulf during the weekend. As this "Low" moves northward over the open waters of the Gulf, it should send a moist flow of air inland toward the Tennessee Valley, especially starting Tuesday and continuing for the rest of the week. Expect a muggier feel to the air and a better chance for some pop up afternoon t-showers Tuesday. Then, the coverage of off and on showers and t-showers should increase locally for Wednesday through Friday. As a result of the clouds and more showers, afternoon highs should lower to the low 80s, but mornings should be muggy in the upper 60s.

Long range forecast models project the possibility of 1"-2" of rain locally for the middle to late part of next week. This off and on pattern of scattered showers and t-showers could continue into the following weekend.

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!

David Glenn

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