Spotty showers and rumbles around overnight.

  • Tonight: (40%) shower/storm chance. Brief heavy rain possible. Mostly cloudy. Low: 65°. 
  • Thursday (Weather AWARE): (60%) showers/storms. Rounds of rain. Mostly cloudy. Heavy rain possible at times. Isolated damaging winds. High: 80°. 
  • Thursday Night (Weather AWARE): (60%) shower/storm chance early. Mostly cloudy. Low: 61°. 
  • Friday: Variably cloudy with some spotty rain showers around (30%), mainly through early afternoon. High: 74°.

Tonight mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast with mild overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s. There is a 40% chance for rain and a few rumbles. There may be a few periods of brief heavy downpours overnight. 

We will be Weather AWARE starting with GMT Thursday due to widespread rain and thunderstorms. There is a level 1 out of 5 risk for severe weather Thursday for most of our area. The biggest threats with any storms that develop will be heavy rain and damaging winds. The tornado risk Thursday will be low to medium with a few isolated tornadoes possible. The hail threat Thursday remains low. 

Rounds of rain are expected Thursday with the chance for thunderstorms. This will not be a situation in which we have a line of storms, but rather multiple rounds of storms. The best chance for severe weather will be Thursday afternoon/evening, although the overall risk remains low. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. 

Our chance for rain remains elevated Thursday night as well at 60%. While severe storms are not as likely Thursday night, there will be some widespread rain and downpours through early Friday morning. Lows Thursday night are a touch cooler in the low 60s. 

We will hold onto a 30% chance for spotty showers Friday, mainly early. A few spotty showers/rumbles will be possible again Friday afternoon as well with mostly cloudy skies. Friday is cooler with below average highs in the mid 70s. Through Friday night rainfall totals may exceed 1-2″ in spots depending on where downpours and storms set up. 

The forecast improves for Memorial Day weekend. There is a low-end shower chance Saturday, mainly over the Smokies. Partly cloudy skies are expected for Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. By Sunday sunshine returns with afternoon highs in the mid 80s. 

Memorial Day will be perfect for any outdoor activities and barbecues. It is hot Monday with highs near 90 degrees and tons of sunshine. 

The start of next week remains quiet and hot with a slim shower/rumble chance by Wednesday. 

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