Warm & Dry The Next Several Days
Good morning! Showers do not want to give up, as wrap around moisture from the low pressure system is aligned across the plateau and pushing into the valley. Fortunately, this will be the last push, as activity through the remainder of the day will be isolated. By tonight, skies will begin clearing allowing for lots of sunshine this Holiday Weekend.
We have been monitoring drought conditions across the state and mentioned it will likely get worse before it gets better. As expected, this was the case. More than half of the state now sits in a D0 (abnormally dry), with a section in East Tennessee under a Moderate Drought. The good news is we picked up between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall Wednesday night and through Thursday, which should reduce these dry spots. On the contrary, rainfall will be hard to come by over the next week, so we quickly could return to these or worse conditions. We will keep you posted.
As far as what is to come, high pressure will begin edging in tonight. As it does so, temperatures will gradually warm in the days to come. Highs Memorial Day will top out in the upper 80s to low 90s, before continuing to rise toward mid week. Wednesday will feature low 90s for most valley locations, which is 10+ degrees above average. Keep your heat safety in mind and remember to drink plenty of water!
That will do it for today, other than this line of showers and isolated instances through early this afternoon, activity will diminish and work out by tonight. A beautiful and warm weekend will then find us, so take advantage. You can find our Memorial Day forecast in our video forecast below.
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