I hope you are enjoying your Friday so far! If you recall earlier this week, a low pressure system in the Gulf was on its way to the Carolinas. That same low has now developed into Tropical Storm Fay along the eastern seaboard. This will begin to impact New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and much of New England this weekend.
Looking closer to home, a front will bring scattered showers and storms this afternoon. The majority of activity will stay to the north and east of the central valley, but don't be alarmed to see a few showers through the day. In behind the front will be a high, clearing things out for much of the weekend.
A faint line of showers and storms can be seen on model guidance through the second half of the day today. We are already seeing some development for parts north of Oak Ridge and into La Follette and New Tazewell. Cloud cover will clear out tonight though, leaving a sunny and warm Saturday. Sunday will be very similar with a stray shower or two possible (mainly in the higher elevations).
A peek into the start of the next work week (Monday) shows slightly cooler temperatures in the forecast. Though this will still feel very warm wand muggy with dew points in the upper 60's, it is nice to see temperatures 5-7 degrees lower than what we have been dealing with this week. "Enjoy it", 90's return by Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hot and sticky conditions will remain through this weekend so stay hydrated and stay safe. This would be another good weekend to enjoy the outdoors on the lake!
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