Shower activity so far this morning has been moderate through the valley but that will transition to isolated showers this afternoon. In addition to showers beginning to lighten up, temperatures will top out around 80 degrees (7 degrees below average for this time of the year).
Looking at future radar, a front will move through Wednesday bringing drier air for Thursday and Friday. Until then, cloud cover and isolated shower chances will continue to be in the forecast. By the later half of the week and into the weekend, the general flow will be southern. That means humidity values rise, temperatures rise, and afternoon pop up showers/storms return.
As for the longer term, little positives are in sight. We will more than likely finish out June and enter July above average (likely in the upper 80's and lower 90's). We have been pretty lucky temperatures-wise so far, but that looks to change in the weeks ahead.
That will wrap it up for today but keep the umbrellas handy as showers remain possible this afternoon and again into Wednesday.
Good afternoon! Conditions have been pleasant so far today but we'll see increasing clouds this afternoon. A look at the SPC shows a marginal risk for our area. Showers and storms are expected to develop later this afternoon and into the overnight hours. These will be scattered with heavier cells bringing the chance for gusty winds and small hail.
A low pressure system to the north and west will continue to slide eastward bringing showers/ storms throughout Tuesday and early Wednesday. Following a cold front (late Wednesday), clearing skies will allow for sunshine Thursday and Friday. Temperature-wise, we'll stay comfortable through Thursday before upper 80's to lower 90's return Friday and the weekend.
Showers are expected to develop later this afternoon and continue overnight. A second round of showers will move throughout the day of Tuesday (& early Wednesday) before a front clears things out late Wednesday. Sunnier skies return Thursday and Friday with isolated afternoon showers possible (mainly in the higher elevations).
Severe potential remains low but not out of the question the later half of today. Check in on Twitter & Facebook for any changes throughout the day. Have a good one and stay dry tomorrow; scattered showers are expected on and off throughout Tuesday.
Good afternoon! We begin this Friday on the dreary side with cloud cover once again overhead. The good news is Saturday and much of Sunday will contain lots of sunshine as that "pesty low" works out overnight tonight. For now, isolated to scattered showers will be possible this afternoon with high's in the low to mid 80's.
A brief area of ridging will arrive for Saturday and much of Sunday before a low to the north and west shifts winds out of the south. By doing so, scattered shower and limited storm activity will return the first half of next week.
A look into this afternoon shows scattered showers developing before pushing out this evening. Saturday and Sunday (for the most part) will stay dry and sunny. An isolated shower/storm is possible during the afternoon hours each day but these will mainly stay in the higher elevations. As a new system works in to the north late Sunday, shower activity will return Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Future temperature trends show high's returning to the upper 80's and lower 90's this weekend. After a pleasant week in the 70's and low 80's, summer heat and humidity have returned. Feel like temperatures, especially Sunday, will feel closer to the mid 90's. Be sure to stay hydrated if you are outdoors for extended periods of time.
Though severe potential is very low today, some shower/storms this afternoon could contain gusty winds and small hail. We will let you know the latest as it develops but until then, I wish everyone a fantastic weekend!
The pesty low to the east continues to leave cloud cover and shower chances throughout east Tennessee. Fortunately, drier air will begin working in the later half of Friday and through much of the weekend. As for today, scattered showers (and few storms) will likely develop in the afternoon and evening hours before fizzling out overnight.
Model guidance depicts these showers through the later half of today before another round of isolated showers are possible the first half of Friday. By Friday evening, clearer skies will have moved in making for a sunny and warm Saturday. For the most part, conditions will stay sunny and warm through the weekend but another system will bring rain chances Monday and early next week.
A look into Saturday afternoon shows above average temperatures will make a return. High's will likely fall in the upper 80's with some regions (particularly to the south) topping out around 90. In addition to the above average temperatures, muggy conditions will also creep back in. This will make temps feel closer to the mid 90's by Sunday afternoon.
Enjoy the last bit of "early Spring" before summer like heat and humidity return. As always, we'll keep you updated with the latest radar scan & weather conditions throughout the day. You can also click on "radar" at the top of the page to know what conditions look like in your area.
The view a few thousand feet up is a little different this morning than here at home. The Newfound Gap area of the Smokies are currently sitting in the upper 40's with heavy fog throughout the mountains. Getting closer to home, broken cloud cover is the main story with a few isolated showers possible this afternoon. Temperatures will remain comfortable near 80 degrees, but changes are soon on the way.
The low pressure system in the Carolinas will continue marching north bringing better rain chances for Thursday. By Friday, remnant isolated showers will be possible before a high builds in late Friday and through Saturday. This will begin to build back in those very warm and muggy conditions through the weekend.
Looking at model guidance, an isolated shower or two remains possible this afternoon, otherwise we'll stick with broken cloud cover and below average temperatures. For tomorrow, wrap around moisture will provide widespread activity in the afternoon and evening before things clear out the later half of Friday. Lots of sunshine returns for Saturday and much of Sunday but so does the summer-like heat.
If you have plans this weekend, be sure to stay hydrated and cool. Feel-like temps could feel closer to the mid 90's at times. Until then, enjoy the last day or two of comfortable temperatures before late Spring to Early summer conditions return.
Another comfortable day is ahead with high's to top out in the mid to upper 70's. Shower activity will be limited to the smokies but a stray shower early this afternoon can't be ruled out entirely.
The latest surface map shows the low off the coast of South Carolina slowly working north and providing lots of rainfall for the eastern coast line. The good news is the Smokies act as a "buffer" shielding us from lots of that rainfall at home. As this system works back northward, wrap-around scattered showers will arrive later Wednesday and into the day Thursday.
Taking a look at what I am referring to, showers will stay contained to the Carolinas today and much of tomorrow before widespread activity is likely Thursday. For now, I think this model in particular is "over-hyping" rainfall throughout the region so we are giving it a 40% chance through the day. Depending on how much moisture is still retained across the area and where the low moves will depend on shower chances. Jumping into the weekend, a high pressure system will slide in (later Friday) clearing things up and increasing the overall temperatures. The 90's will more than likely return for the majority of us this weekend as humidity values climb as well.
As I mentioned yesterday, take advantage (especially today) of the sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. We are nearly 5 to 10 degrees below average for this time of the year and that's expected to quickly change in the next few days.
A front has allowed for very comfortable temperatures to start the new work week. High's today and tomorrow will be in the upper 70's before the heat and humidity return Friday and the weekend. A look at what's going on below shows a low residing over northern TN/ southern eastern KY. This will slide south through today providing isolated shower/ storm chances this afternoon.
A sneak peak at your 4 o' clock temperatures show upper 70's here in the central valley and low to mid 70's for those in the higher elevations. Overall, today and Tuesday will feel great for this time of the year. We average high's in mid-June in the mid to upper 80's, so we won't complain about temperatures 7 to 10 degrees below average.
On the flip side, changes are on the way. The low currently residing in northern TN will meander south and east to the Carolina's coast line. It will then push north by Wednesday and Thursday bringing isolated to scattered showers. By Friday, a high pressure system will fill its place drying things out and warming things back up. High's, unfortunately, will return to the 90's here in the valley with humidity values on the rise as well.
Take advantage of these seasonably cool temperatures before the 90's return later this week and into the weekend. A few showers could be stronger at times this afternoon so be weary, otherwise enjoy partly cloudy skies and high's in the 70's. Tuesday looks to be beautiful with shower chances staying isolated to the mountains.
Wow, how about this gorgeous view of the Smokies from the Newfound Gap cam this afternoon?! This is a good glimpse into how conditions will be for this weekend.
Temperatures to start the weekend will be nearly the same as today with high's topping out in the low to mid 80's. A high pressure system (to the west) remains in place keeping things rather peaceful. A weak cold front from the north will slide through the later part of the weekend keeping temps mild in the lower 80's (Sunday & early next week). Do be mindful a pop up shower is possible Sunday afternoon but the vast majority of us will stay dry with lots of sunshine overhead.
Taking a look into the future, precipitation is expected to remain well below the average for this time of the year. Not only will this impact us at home, but much of the deep south will be drier than normal over the next 6-10 days. We will keep a close eye on this as we near the summer time months and if any drought conditions begin popping up.
That will conclude today's forecast; have a fantastic weekend! If you would like to share any outdoor adventures with full credit to you, share your pictures by tagging us on social media or sending them to SecretCityWx@aol.com
Thankfully, a cold front moved through late last night providing much needed relief from the heat and humidity we have been dealing with the past several days. Looking below, we are nearly 10-15 degrees cooler now than we were yesterday.
In addition to the cooler temperatures, dew point values are much lower as well. Looking into eastern North Carolina, we were in the low to mid 70's yesterday but now in the mid 50's. That is a dramatic change in comfort associated with the drier air post cold front.
To finish out the work week and weekend, little changes are in sight. Major ridging is taking place over the eastern half of the US giving way to peaceful weather conditions for the greater part of the country. A secondary (weak) front will arrive for the middle part of the weekend keeping temperatures near average early next week.
If you don't already have outdoor plans made, this would be a great string of days to do it. Sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 80's are anticipated over the next 5-6 days, so take advantage if you have the chance!
A marginal risk remains in place this afternoon as showers and storms are expected to develop this evening ahead of a front. The heavier showers and storms today will be scattered with a developed line (ahead of a cold front) likely staying into the northern valley and into Kentucky. With that said, the timing for activity will fall between 4pm and 9pm tonight. Gusty winds and small hail are the biggest impacts through the evening hours.
Activity will begin picking up this afternoon as a cold front from the west draws near. As mentioned, the best chance for storm activity falls into the late afternoon to evening timeframe before clearing takes place overnight. In the days ahead, sunny skies, average temperatures, and low humidity will be present.
Take a look at the future temperature map late tonight/ early into Thursday. You can definitely see where that cold front lies with a 10+ degree temperature swing from North Carolina to Tennessee. Cool air will stick around Thursday and Friday with high's in the low to mid 80's. Working into the weekend, a secondary front will keep things comfortable Saturday and Sunday.
Check in this afternoon with us on the latest regarding the showers and storms. Though severe potential remains low, gusty winds and hail can still be an issue for some. As long as you can make it through today, beautiful conditions are in store for the days ahead.
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