A HOT one in the plans for today. Most valley locations will be in the low 90s with Chattanooga and west potentially finding the mid 90s this afternoon. Those in the higher elevations will still be warm in the upper 80s, nearly 10 degrees above average for this time of the year.
An update for the tropics....The system once in the southern Gulf is now nearing the panhandle and is officially Tropical Depression number 3 of the season. This will work north and east in the days ahead bringing the potential for rainfall across East Tennessee. Heavy rainfall can be expected across the southeast over the next few days.
As you can see below, this model in particular favors a SE path (in regards to us) for the Depression. It remains unclear on where this system will track, but confidence is growing on the SE shift. Regardless, do anticipate some showers with this system. In combination with the low and front to the north and tropical system south, we should generally expect upwards of an inch through early next week. If the path of the depression works more northward, much heavy precipitation is expected (similar to what's in central Alabama & Georgia).
Humidity will continue to increase into the weekend with showers popping up in the afternoon and evening hours. This will become more widespread into next week. Have a good one and don't forget to check out our daily video forecast below.
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