STAYING SUNSATIONAL TO START THE WEEK
ISOLATED STORMS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
BETTER RAIN/STORM CHANCE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Today: Repeat performance of sunshine and drier air. Highs 84-91. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Isolated showers/storms after midnight possible. Fog possible. Lows 60-65. Winds light.
Tuesday: Isolated showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs 83-89. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Shower possible. Fog also possible. Lows 61-66. Winds light.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Hot with a few isolated PM storms. Highs 84-91. Winds southwest 5-15 mph.
Through the weekend, our weather was dominated by high pressure which kept us high and dry. Monday will offer very similar weather heading into the afternoon, as sunshine allows temperatures to warm into the mid to upper 80s – near 90 in the Tri-Cities and areas south. Low humidity is a key factor in comfort levels once again! By the evening and overnight, a little more moisture comes into the equation. A dying storm system from the northwest may help trigger a few showers closer to the KY-VA border after midnight. Lows in the 60s.
As a cold front approaches us Tuesday, it will stall and provide a focal point for showers and storms mainly later in the week. With little energy in the atmosphere Tuesday and Wednesday, showers will remain on an isolated to scattered basis both days. There will be plenty of dry time, but the heat of the day may trigger a few storms.
On Thursday and Friday, a few storm systems will ride along this front, likely allowing for more showers and storms. Timing and location of the storm systems are still disagreed upon by our forecast models, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted over the coming days.
If you’re already thinking about next weekend, it looks as though it will dry out.
Temperatures will moderate, in the low to mid 80s.
Recap: Highs in the 80s to lower 90s through Wednesday - low to mid 80s Thursday and Friday. Lows in the 60s all next week.
Our average high is 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels