A batch of heavy showers and storms has developed in the Plateau earlier this morning and continues to work east. You can see the latest scan under the "Radar" tab above. Looking ahead, drier air is in the forecast. As the system to the south moves out, a high will continue building into the region. Lots of sunshine is in store for Friday and the weekend so pool and lake plans will be a go.
Shower and storm activity will remain possible through this afternoon before clearing up overnight tonight. Working in the days ahead, there is little to discuss. As some drier air funnels in, the main threat will be the heat. High's are expected to return to the low/mid 90's through the weekend with heat indices nearing the triple digits for some. Stray afternoon showers will be limited in the days ahead, so cooling off at the pool or lake may be a good idea.
The latest update on drought conditions in TN remains the same as last week. Abnormally dry conditions still dominate much of east TN and far west TN. With limited rainfall expected the next couple of days, we'll look to see if this gets worse. Especially as we enter the driest months of the year, a close eye will be kept on the conditions.
That will do it for today. Be weary of heavy showers and storms this afternoon. Localized flooding is possible along with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Drier days are ahead but so are warmer ones.
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