A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF EAST TENNESSEE AND MOST OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA UNTIL 10 PM TONIGHT
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE VIEWING AREA AS WELL UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT
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WE ARE TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT WILL LIKELY MOVE THROUGH TRI-CITIES REGION BETWEEN 6:00 AND 9:00 THIS EVENING. DAMAGING WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HAIL, AND PERHAPS MORE FLOODING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS. STAY WITH THE STORMTRACK 5 WEATHER TEAM AS WE CONTINUE TO TRACK THIS SEVERE POTENTIAL THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND COULD BE SUNNY AND PLEASANT
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A few showers and thunderstorms possible, especially during the evening. Lows 58-63. Light wind.
Wednesday: Mix of clouds & sun with scattered, showers and storms. Highs 78-85. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 57-63.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thundershowers. Highs 74-79.
We are tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening across the Tri-Cities region. Some of these storms may become strong to severe. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue overnight with lows dropping into the upper 50s to lower 60s.
A strong cold front over stretches from the Great Lakes region to the southern Plains. This front has been producing dangerous and severe thunderstorms since this past weekend. The front will push sluggishly eastward the next couple of days, and not move through the southern Appalachian region until Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms will become increasingly likely, especially from later in the day Wednesday into Wednesday night.
Some of the storms through Wednesday night could be on the strong to locally severe side. Heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and strong winds will be the main concerns with any storm the next day or two. Stay with the StormTrack 5 Weather Team as we track any severe potential that might develop over the Tri-Cities region.
A lingering shower is possible Friday morning, but clearing is expected for the Memorial Day weekend. It will turn cooler as well behind the front with temperatures only reaching the 60s on Friday. Lows Friday night could dip into the upper 30s to lower 40s.
A mostly sunny sky is expected Saturday and Sunday with highs reaching the 70s. Memorial Day may offer up an afternoon or evening thunderstorm, with a continued chance of showers/thunderstorms on Tuesday. Seasonal temperatures in the 70s with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s are expected through early next week.
Our normal high is 77, low 53.
Forecast updated Tuesday at 8:38 pm
Meteorologist Dave Dierks