Happy Thursday! It will be another beautiful below average (temps) day for east Tennessee. Don't get too excited, though, as much warmer temperatures are already on their way. Taking a look below (from left to right) we have a high pressure system pushing through the eastern portion of the U.S. This will keep us dry through the day today, tomorrow, Saturday, and much of Sunday. As we get into Friday (right image) this high pressure system will continue pushing east allowing for the return flow of warmer temperatures and increased moisture.
If we look at our latest models, we see the high pressure system keeping us dry for the next few days. As we get into Sunday, the chance for an afternoon pop up storm or two becomes possible. Looking into next week, much of the same is expected. Another high pressure system will move in (further to the north) keeping us pretty dry. Slightly warmer than average temperatures and the chance for isolated afternoon pop up storms remain the forecast for the first half of next week.
Looking longer term (next 6 to 10 days) the temperature outlook looks to be near to slightly above the average for this time of the year. This is unfortunate for the Fall lovers, but Fall will get here soon enough, just be patient. Precipitation over the same period (6-10 days) will be near to slightly below the average. Overall, we will continue this summer time pattern of warm temperatures and the chance for afternoon pop up storms.
Have a good rest of the week and enjoy a sunny and warm weekend; perfect for the lake!