I hope you enjoyed your weekend! As we kick off the new work week, keep your umbrellas handy. A front to the west will slowly work eastward the next couple of days. This will allow for moisture to funnel into the area the next several days and provide afternoon showers and thunderstorms off of the Plateau and higher elevations.
As you can see below, showers and a few thunderstorms are more than likely the next couple of days. These will begin firing off early in the afternoon and work into the valley by days end. With little forcing overnight, showers and storms will fade out, turning into broken cloud cover. This will be the general pattern through midweek before the front brings widespread shower and storm activity. The severe parameters will be held at bay the next couple of days, but we can't rule out heavy downpours, lightning, and gusty winds at times. Cooler temperatures are also expected to follow in the days ahead with high's by Thursday in the mid 80's.
Looking again at the Atlantic, another system is expected to develop in the next 24 to 48 hours. Questions still remain if this will impact the US but for now, this is expected to continue working westward. We will continue to monitor and keep you up to date on the latest.
Keep your heat safety in mind as well as those umbrellas handy and I wish everyone a good start to the new work week!
Your trusted source for East Tennessee weather forecasts.