It is early in the afternoon and we are already seeing scattered showers & storms developing across the area. With a frontal boundary sitting to our north, anticipate more activity to develop through the next several hours. Locally heavy downpours, lightning, and gusty winds are all possible.
Looking ahead, the biggest threat this week will be the heat. Feel-like temperatures (as we saw yesterday) will again be near to in the triple digits. To add to the issue, highs will continue to warm to find the mid and upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday. Looking below, feel like temps across East TN will be in the 100-105 range while Western TN is closer to the 105 to 110.
Comparing highs in the mid to upper 90s with our typical average, we'll be 10+ degrees in some locations. Luckily, we will see a slight improvement Friday and this weekend as high pressure breaks down and rain chances/cloud cover return to the area.
Be sure to adhere to any watches/warnings/advisories issued in the days ahead. I would not be surprised to see a heat advisory issued from the NWS for the heat and feel-like temps expected through the week. Drink & have plenty of water, take breaks, and limit outdoor time as much as possible.
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