The current radar scan shows isolated showers popping up mainly to our west. We do have an isolated shower or two across the Plateau and into the Smokies, otherwise sunny to partly sunny and HOT. Temps are in the upper 80s now and are expected to top out in the low to mid 90s. Heat indices remain high, in the upper 90s to low 100s.
Looking back at the 7-day rainfall, we have been near to slightly below average. Working westward, parts of Middle Tennessee this past weekend were hit hard. Estimated totals between 15-20 inches can be found over just a 24 hour period. We will see how things change in the drought map release, which we will discuss on Friday.
As for weather across East Tennessee, things remain on cue with summer. Afternoon pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon hours before dissipating into the later evening and overnight. Our best chance, though minimal, comes tomorrow as a weak wave passes to our north and a tropical wave to our south. Overall, activity will be scattered in nature. Better rain/storm chances don't make a return until at least next week.
Other than a slow moving shower/storm that could provide heavy rainfall and gusty winds, the biggest threat remains the heat. Temperatures will continue to stay in the upper 80s and low 90s through the weekend, with heat indices in the mid and upper 90s.
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