Good morning! Patchy fog is showing up across portions of the valley today, but will quickly dissipate over the next hour. Looking ahead, a stout low pressure system will be working east, providing the chance for strong to severe storms Friday. The SPC has highlighted a slight risk for the southern half of East Tennessee, where all threats (damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes) will be possible. The timing for these will mainly be during the afternoon to early overnight Friday.
Taking a look at model guidance. A low will sit just to our north, while a cold front drags east Friday. This will be the focus for activity along and ahead of this boundary. In addition to the severe threat, locally heavy rainfall will also be possible, especially in locations that see several rounds of rain or in strong thunderstorms. Drier conditions will eventually prevail, with sunshine returning by Sunday afternoon.
Following the active stretch this weekend, temperatures will look to drastically warm back up. The WPC is suggesting above average temperatures next week, and rightfully so. We anticipate highs in the mid to upper 80s, with some locations likely in the low 90s early to mid week.
For now, our eyes are peeled on the severe threat later in the week. We will continue to keep you updated on this, with finer details (timing, rainfall amounts, strength/threats) coming tomorrow and Friday. Until then, be weary of this of the threats and enjoy the partly cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures we at least have for today.
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