I will keep it simple, warm and dry conditions look to continue today and again tomorrow, before a better opportunity for showers finds us into the weekend and early next week. As far as temperatures, we will be a bit cooler today with the passage of a cold front. This brought very isolated showers/storms to northern East Tennessee last evening and into the night, but we have since cleared begun clearing back out. Highs this afternoon will range from the upper 80s to low 90s, with similar conditions in store to close out the work week tomorrow. In terms of rainfall potential, we could see an isolated pop up afternoon shower/storm Saturday, but better chances arrive the later half of Sunday and into the day Monday.
Looking at rainfall amounts we could see with the approach of another cold front, Monday amounts will range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch. This isn't much, but more than what we have seen. This remains something we will continue to monitor, as some drought conditions look increasingly likely in the near future. For now, let's hope showers and storms Sunday and Monday turn out to be a bit more widespread and consistent than the current guidance holds.
As far as the heat, it has been fairly dry. Meaning, humidity has been reasonable much of this week. This looks to change into the weekend, as dew points increase across the area. Feel like temperatures Saturday afternoon will once again approach the triple digit mark, so keep that heat safety in mind. I know I sound like a broken record saying it, but there has already been several reports around the nation of preventable deaths relating to heat.
That will do it for today, mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures prevail this afternoon, tomorrow, and a good portion of Saturday before shower and storms chances return best Sunday and into Monday.
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