KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Be sure to follow the WATE 6 On Your Side Storm Team:
Rain chances will continue to increase for the second half of the work week
- Tonight: Clouds thin some through the night with mild temperatures. Low: 67°.
- Thursday: Variably cloudy, warm and humid with spotty P.M. storms around that could produce strong winds (30%). High: 90°.
- Friday (AWARE): Scattered showers and storms more likely with some heavy rainfall possible in spots. High: 84°.
The weak area of high pressure that has brought us the tranquil and slightly less humid air mass is moving out and a more southerly flow is returning to end the work week.
Clouds will thin some throughout the night, but it won't be quite as cool as the past few as lows only drop off into the mid-upper 60s.
It will heat up quickly Thursday into the upper 80s to near 90° under a mix of sun and clouds. It will be noticeably more humid as well which will provide some fuel for random P.M. thunderstorms. The most likely area to see them appears ro be from the Valley back through the Plateau into Middle Tennessee. The do not appear to be widespread, but those that do develop could produce some strong winds.
Rain/storm coverage certainly looks more likely for Friday and Saturday which is why we will be Weather AWARE both days. The severe weather threat may be on the low side (not zero though), but heavy rainfall looks possible in some areas. This won't be a continuous rain each day, but rather scattered opportunities each day.
The unsettled pattern lingers into Sunday and Monday as well with mainly scattered P.M. showers and storms and highs in the mid 80s.
There looks to be a stronger cold front that could impact the region by next Tuesday with once again a decent chances of showers and some storms that could be on the strong side, so we will monitor this situation. Once that front goes through, we could actually tap into an unseasonably cool air mass for a few days by the middle of next week.
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