STORM TEAM 11
Conditions remain cloudy throughout the day, while moisture to our south will be battling the dry air in our region today. This is all part of a large weather system that will be impacting a big part of the region through the weekend. Our rain threat will be low today, with just a few showers possible this evening into tonight. Daytime temperatures will range from the upper 50’s in the mountains, to the mid 60’s in the Tri-Cities.
Plenty of Weekend Weather Change
Our rain threat looks minimal Saturday with a few early morning showers. Strong downsloping winds will dominate much of the region, keeping conditions warm and dry, while gusty winds in the mountains and foothills will increase through the day. Temperatures will be mild in the low to mid 70’s, while winds will be gusting over 30 to 40 mph during the afternoon hours, with high winds possible Saturday evening into Saturday night. A high wind watch is in effect for the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills of east TN Saturday into Saturday night, where gusts could approach 60mph. Winds accelerate downward given the topography, so high winds have the potential to blow over trees and power lines especially in the foothills.
The rain will hold off until Sunday, with rain becoming more likely Sunday morning. This system exits the area during the day Sunday, leaving us with a chance for clearing late in the day along with mild low 70’s.
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