Good afternoon and happy Tuesday! As Secret City Weather continues to grow, I thought I would introduce a map that shows what counties we primarily forecast for on a daily basis. Of course all weather in and around Tennessee, and even the nation, are important and will be noted, but these counties are our primary focus. You can expect all of our forecasts, blogs, posts, and updates to encompass these 26 counties each day.
Getting into the weather, a few changes are happening. I am sure many of you have noticed the change in temperature the past few days, and sadly, you can expect this to continue. It will be abnormally warm over the course of the next 7 to 10 days. This is because of a strong high pressure system currently sitting over the southeast. Taking a look below, you see lots of red and even purple colors dominating the southeast region. Sadly, this is not Kool-Aid on a map (though this will be essential to drink over the next week or so) but instead, a depiction of how hot the temperatures will be. As the model progresses, you can see the red colors begin to move farther and farther northward as we progress through the week. This means temperatures are likely to become warmer as we head into memorial weekend and early next week. High's are expected to reach the mid 90's and along with the humidity, feel like 100 by the weekend. These temperatures will be flirting with record high's each day, so I expect a few new records to be established. This week & weekend would be good for cooling off at the lake or in a pool. There is a slight chance of a stray afternoon shower or two through the week and this weekend, but otherwise we will stay mostly sunny and hot. Most of these showers will take place to the farthest east portion of east TN (in the mountains). I would also like to make it known the east TN area (as shown by the map above) is under a Secret City Weather HEAT ALERT from Tomorrow (May 22nd) to Wednesday (May 29th). This is advising you that abnormally high temperatures will occur over the course of this alert and to be cautious of this. Multiple types of health risks are associated with heat, so stay hydrated, take breaks, and stay cool.