The heat continues to build along with some spotty storm chances each day across East Tennessee.

  • Tuesday: Staying steamy with  a few spotty storms around (20%), in the afternoon/evening hours. High: 93°. (Heat Index Values ~100°).
  • Wednesday: More heat and more humidity along with some spotty storms around (30%). A few storms could be severe. High: 94°. (Heat Index 100°-105°+).

It certainly feels like summer now as the heat and humidity build. Highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s this afternoon and some spotty storms will once again be possible.

Tuesday looks quite like Monday, with more heat and humidity along with some spotty storms around. A few could pop up before midday, but the more likely opportunity will be in the afternoon/evening hours. Highs will once again be above average with most topping out in the lower 90s, but with the higher humidity values, it will feel more like upper 90s to near 100° at times.

Wednesday looks similar as well, but Heat Index Values could be closer to 100°-105°+ during the afternoon/evening hours. There will also be the risk of some spotty storms around and there is a chance that some of them could be severe (damaging wind gusts the main concern), especially towards N.E. Tennessee and S.W. Virginia. We will watch to see how this system could develop and monitor Wednesday as a possible Weather AWARE day.

The heat and humidity continue to linger for Thursday and Friday as highs continue to reach the low to mid 90s with Heat Index Values between 100°-105° each day. There will also be slightly better chances for scattered showers/storms these days. A few could produce some strong winds, but most will produce locally heavy rainfall where they do pop up.

A cold front will approach the region later Saturday. This will most likely increase cloud cover along with rain/storm chances as well during the day. This may be the best opportunity for more widespread rain compared to what we have seen over the past few weeks. We will see how this system develops/sets up as we go through the week.

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