July 24th, 2020
Good afternoon! I would like to start by pointing out the MRX radar site in Morristown is down until 2pm today for routine maintenance and testing. Both the Huntsville and Jackson sites will be useful in covering our area.
Getting back into it, drought conditions are starting to appear across the state. Abnormally dry conditions both for east TN and far western TN as of yesterday. This could be a precursor for a persistent drought ahead so we'll keep a close eye. August and September are our driest months of the year so we could see this get worse before it gets better.
For right now, scattered showers continue moving east ahead of a front. By tomorrow, a high pressure system will build in, allowing for sunnier skies and increasing temperatures. A summer pattern will be present with partly cloudy skies and the occasional pop up shower/ storm possible in the afternoon hours. Better shower chances arrive Tuesday and midweek as a new system works in.
As the round of showers from this morning continues to move east, additional scattered showers will be possible this afternoon. This will fade out overnight leaving sunnier skies to return for the weekend. Pop up showers and storms (mainly in the higher elevations) will be possible Saturday and Sunday but the main story will once again be the heat. High's will return to the mid 90's, so keep your heat safety a priority.
A glimpse of hope appears towards the end of July and into early August. For more details, watch our daily forecast below. That will do it for this week but have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to share with us on social media or by email.
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