With the passage of a cold front, temperatures are a bit cooler across the region but this is mainly off to our north. That same front that brought cooler air will now build north in the form of a warm front today, tomorrow, and Sunday. Potentially record setting highs and maximum lows are on tap. Records for Knoxville break down as follows:
Current Record Highs
5th: 78 (1910)
6th: 79 (1983)
7th: 80 (1983)
Our best chance for a record will be Saturday or Sunday.
Looking at the latest drought map, it is not a surprise we are right on par with normals. Given all the heavy rainfall the past two weeks, this was anticipated. With more rainfall on the way and guidance suggesting a wet month ahead, little to no changes are likely ahead.
As mentioned, a warm boundary will build north. As it does so, increasing temperatures and moisture will arrive across East Tennessee. This will lead to cloud development and eventually showers. Besides a few hit or miss isolated showers late Saturday and at times Sunday, most will be on the dry side until Monday. A sweeping cold front will pull through, bringing widespread showers and a few isolated thunderstorms. Cooler air will then fill in Tuesday and Wednesday.
Other than a few stray isolated showers, breezy conditions Saturday (gusts up to 25 mph), and increasing cloud cover, it should be a very warm and pleasant weekend. Have a good one and break out those rain jackets for showers and storms on Monday.
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