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A few degrees cooler for Sunday, with more rain on tap Monday before we see relief from the humidity.
- Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with some patchy fog in spots. A few showers/isolated storm early. Low: 73°.
- Sunday: A little more cloud cover around keeps highs in the upper 80s. Scattered showers and storms a tad more likely. (40%). High: 88°. Humidity continues.
- Monday: Potentially a Weather AWARE day, as a cold front approaches the area. High: 84°. (70%) rain chance. Showers and storms could produce locally heavy rainfall at times. The best chance for heavy rain will be late in the day and into the evening/overnight hours. A few storms could be on the strong to severe side.
An area of high heat and humidity has the Eastern half of the U.S. in its grip making for a steamy weekend with little heat relief in the for of showers or storms.
We have seen a few thunderstorms this afternoon with locally heavy rainfall. A Flood Advisory was issued for Northeastern Sevier County until 5:30 PM due to heavy rainfall.
Tonight things will quiet down after sunset with a few showers/storms around early before we see patchy fog and partly cloudy skies. It will stay humid tonight into Sunday.
Sunday’s rain chance increases to 40% due to the approach of a cold front. Recent model trends are showing the cold front to be moving a little slower than was initially anticipated. Cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms will be around Monday, but as of now the brunt of the rain will move in later in the day and even into the evening/overnight hours. Potentially a Weather AWARE day Monday night as some heavy rain is possible and a few storms could be strong to even severe. However, the front does appear to weaken as it approaches our area.
Scattered showers will be around Tuesday as well, at least through midday. Tuesday’s high is only 78 degrees with a 40% rain chance early.
After Monday, the humidity takes a tumble and we will see a much more comfortable air mass dominate the pattern. I do think overnight lows could fall into the upper 50s Wednesday and Thursday morning. By Wednesday high pressure builds, giving us more sunshine and cooler temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
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