Forecast: A Warm and Less Humid Day on Tap Saturday

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We will see a brief break in the humidity Today, but it is sticky again Sunday with some scattered storms..

  • This Morning: Mostly Clear sky with cooler temps. Low: 68°.
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Less humid. Still Warm High: 90°.
  • Sunday: More Humid with scattered showers/storms around (40%). High: 90°.

Temperatures will drop off to slightly more comfortable levels in the mid to upper 60s and where some heavier rain fell, there could be some areas of fog early Saturday morning.

The drier air continues to filter in through the day Saturday with lower relative humidity values, some brisk westerly winds at ties and highs close to seasonable levels.

This brief break in the humidity won’t last long as the moisture streams back in Sunday. A cold front will sweep across the state helping to produce scattered showers and storms for some. The big question will be, how quickly can the moisture move back in allowing for the atmosphere to recover and destabilize. If this can happen, some of the storms could produce some small hail and potentially damaging wind gusts, but this is all dependent on IF the moisture can move back in quickly enough before the cold front move through.

The cold front looks as though it will sweep through East Tennessee Sunday night allowing for another brief break in the humidity on Monday and Tuesday, but this break won’t last long either.

The heat builds back in across most of the South for the second half of next week allowing temperatures to soar. Morning lows will only be in the lower 80s and highs will reach the mid 90s. The humidity levels will also be climbing which means Heat Index Values could creep close to triple digits for the second half of next week. Rain chances also look limited late in the week as well, but if a few random storms do develop, they could be strong. The chances will be low though and most will remain rain-free for most of next week.

 Of note is Tropical Storm Fay. Fay will get a bit stronger as it approaches NYC and Southern New England over the next 24 hours.

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