Good afternoon and happy Monday! It has been a quiet day weather-wise thus far, with only a round of spotty showers that moved through the Oak Ridge area earlier this afternoon and a few near the Dayton, TN area. Transitioning into this evening and the overnight hours, we will remain pretty quiet with only an isolated shower/storm possible in the higher elevations.
As we look ahead to the next few days we will continue this summer time pattern with warm highs, high humidity, and mostly sunny skies. As the NAM (below) emphasizes, we will remain mostly dry over the next few days with only an isolated shower or storm popping up in the afternoon hours. Most of these will form in the higher elevations, but a few could carry over to parts of the valley. All in all, it feels like day 50 of this weather and it won't be changing anytime soon.
Something cool to our south some may be interested in, is the development of some tropical weather. The Atlantic has been very quite so far this year with no tropical storms or hurricanes, so this system could be very interesting. This is especially so because it will likely impact the Gulf states: Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida later this week. A cyclone will push south due to ridging currently over the eastern United States and enter warm, moisture rich Gulf waters. As time gets closer forecasters will have a better idea on the strength, impacts, and path of this system. For now, many models show this system pushing more westward into parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Here is your three day planner (below). We will remain mostly sunny and humid over the next couple of days. We could see a spotty shower or two make their its way into the valley, but most (if any) activity will stay in the Plateau and the Smokies. I hope everyone stays cool and has a good rest of the work week!
SIDE NOTE: I will be having surgery Wednesday afternoon, so please bare with me on social media and here. I will try to get out the usual Thursday (on the website here) post on time, but if I do not, know I will as soon as I can.
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