Its official, the first named storm of the new hurricane season has been announced. Tropical Storm Alex is now working northeast of Bermuda and will weaken with its movement. This name comes only 5 days into the hurricane season, with expectations of an above normal year (and clearly rightfully so).
Turning our attention back to East Tennessee, a soaking rain is in store this week. A slow moving frontal boundary will cross the area, bringing rounds of showers and storms starting late tonight and continuing throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. Though showers/storms won't be consistent but instead in waves throughout the day (Tuesday and Wednesday), some will be strong and widespread enough to pose a flash flooding risk. The WPC has highlighted this below for both tomorrow and Wednesday.
Rainfall amounts in general will range between 1 and 2 inches, with higher amounts the further west one goes. With that said, locally higher amounts are likely here as well, especially in stronger thunderstorms and in areas that see repeated activity. Have a way to receive watches and/or warnings and know what to do if they are issued. The primary threat will be flooding, but a few isolated strong to severe storms can't be ruled out Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
We finish of our string of dry days today, with showers and storms arriving tonight and throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. As far as highs today, we will top out in the low and mid 80s and continue that in the days ahead. This is near average for this time of the year. Don't forget to give us a follow on Twitter/Facebook as well as view our video forecast below.
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