STORM TEAM 11
As we transition to more sunshine, those afternoon will be near 90 in the Tri-Cities, low 80’s in the mountains, while heat index values will be in the low to mid 90’s for the lower elevations. The heat in Kentucky will be more extreme, with heat index values near 100 today. With drier air in place, expect only an isolated shower or storm threat.
A heat wave builds across the region this weekend. Although our Appalachian elevations will limit the extent of the heat, conditions will certainly become increasingly uncomfortable, especially Saturday with temperatures in the low 90’s and heat index values approaching the upper 90’s. For our westerly neighbors in Kentucky, a heat advisory is in effect with heat index values ranging from 100 to 105. There will also be an isolated storm threat Saturday primarily in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the heating of the day. Sunday will offer a much better chance for scattered storms in the Tri-Cities Sunday afternoon and evening.
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