Things appear to start off pleasant this morning with partly cloudy skies over the Cedar Bluff area and temperatures in the lower 70's. As we advance through the day, keep in mind your heat safety. We will once again find feel-like temperatures in the mid to upper 90's, and for some, around 100. A few afternoon showers and storms are possible as well.
Looking at the latest surface map, we are positioned just north of a high pressure system. Luckily, a low to the north will provide relief by this weekend. Scattered shower activity is expected today and tomorrow (afternoon hours) before a cold front works through the region. We will see high's in the low to mid 80's through the weekend and plenty of sunshine.
The bulk of shower activity today and tomorrow will be to our north and west. By Friday evening, a cold front will reach east Tennessee leaving overnight low's in the upper 50's and lower 60's Friday night and Saturday night. A high pressure system will also build in behind the cold front providing plenty of dry air and sunshine.
If you have the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor time with the extended weekend, take advantage! A second front will find its way into east Tennessee by the middle of next week bringing temperatures back down to the lower 80's. For now, keep your heat safety in mind, stay dry as there will be a few scattered showers today and tomorrow, and be on the lookout for cooler air this weekend.
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