ANOTHER PLEASANT NIGHT
WARMER AND MORE HUMID BY THE WEEKEND
A FEW AFTERNOON SHOWERS POSSIBLE
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Pleasant. Lows 55-62. Light wind.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. A stray mountain shower. Highs 81-87. South wind 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds. Perhaps a shower late. Lows 60-65. Light wind.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers, maybe a thundershower. Highs 77-84. Light wind.
Humidity levels continue to slowly increase into Saturday, but won't be oppressive. A few showers are possible this evening, especially along the higher terrain near the TN-NC border. The same is possible on Saturday afternoon, as the air is directed towards the mountains.
Winds shift from the southwest by Sunday, allowing more humid air to enter the region. With that, some energy above the surface may be enough to provide us with about a 50-60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Not everyone will get wet, but have the rain gear available just in case.
By the early to middle part of next week, rain chances go back down and temperatures will be above average. Humidity will once again be in full swing. Highs will be in the 80s and lows in the 60s through Wednesday.
Meanwhile, we are tracking Tropical Storm Erika. Right now, Erika is a low-end tropical storm and is moving through an atmosphere that will limit strengthening near the Dominican Republic and Haiti. As it moves into this area, it encounters the tall mountains of Hispaniola, and may weaken as a result. Beyond that, there's still a large amount of uncertainty as to where exactly it makes landfall - and at what strength. Be sure to check back for updates, especially if you have interests or loved ones in south Florida.
Our average high is 84°, low 61°.
Meteorologists Dave Dierks and Chris Michaels