Good afternoon! Shower activity has been held at bay so far today as mostly cloudy skies have been the main story. Similar conditions will continue this afternoon with high's in the low to mid 70's. Looking below, a warm front is working through drawing in well above average temperatures from the south.
As we work into Thursday, we'll see high's pushing 80 degrees here in the valley. For reference, the average high in Knoxville this time of the year is 62. That means we'll be 15+ degrees warmer than average as we work into tomorrow afternoon.
Along with increasing temperatures, we'll see moisture working in as well. The latest models continue trending downward for any severe activity Friday as this system will stay mainly to the north. With that said, waves of scattered showers will work in overnight and into Thursday morning and then again throughout Friday. The heaviest rains, and a few rumbles of thunder, will work in Friday ahead of a cold front. As we get into Saturday, much cooler and drier air works in providing the chance for some limited sunshine in the afternoon hours. Enjoy it while it lasts, clouds and more rain chances return Sunday evening.
Looking a bit longer term at the latest from the CPC, this warm and wet pattern looks to continue to close out the last week of March. The likelihood for above average temperatures and above average precipitation is high, so account for more cloudy, wet, and warm days.
A light coat may be needed in the morning hours tomorrow, otherwise we'll stay very warm throughout the day. Don't forget the umbrellas either as scattered showers remain likely Thursday and again on Friday. If you'd like more information on how we can help your business out, send us an email at SecretCityWx@aol.com or visit our services tab above.
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