Severe potential remains low today as east Tennessee lies under a marginal risk this afternoon. Showers and storms will begin working in between 2 pm and 6 pm. Gusty winds and small hail can't be ruled out so use caution. High's will be comfortable in the lower 70's.
Model guidance shows a few spotty showers into this afternoon before heavier showers and storms arrive. As mentioned, 2-6 is the timeframe for these storm to work in. Though severe potential is low, be weary of gusty winds, small hail, and localized downpours. Breezy conditions will continue today as winds out of the south are kicking gusts up to 30 mph. A cold front will slide through overnight cooling things off for Thursday into the low 60's. Spotty showers remain possible the first half of the day tomorrow before some clearing begins overnight. Sunshine and warm temperatrues move back in Friday and the weekend.
We will more than likely transition into early May with below average temperatures. The latest from the CPC suggests cooler air for the first week of May for much of the eastern US. This won't last long though; warmer temperatures are expected to follow close behind.
That will do it for today but use caution with some of the heavier showers & storms this afternoon and don't blow away with the breeze we have been seeing so far!
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