HEAT AND HUMIDITY IN ACTION THROUGH THURSDAY
A FEW STORMS EXPECTED AS WELL
ISOLATED DOWNPOURS POSSIBLE
BREAK IN THE HUMIDITY BY THIS WEEKEND!
Today: Partly sunny with a few mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms. Highs 85-91. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Scattered showers and storms possible. Patchy fog in the morning. Lows 66-73. Winds light.
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms. Mix of sun and clouds. Highs 81-88. Winds variable 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: A few left over showers. Turning less humid and more seasonable. Lows 60-66. North wind 5 mph.
Some parts of the area may experience some fog once again early this Wednesday morning. Some prone areas include, but are not limited to: Bristol Highway, Powell Valley and Mountain Empire Airport.
After the fog clears, heat and humidity are in full swing once again through Thursday. Highs make it to around 90, with humidity making it feel hotter at times. Make sure to take care of yourself if you plan on being outside for extended periods of time. Water and sunscreen!
Along with typical, summer time heat and humidity comes the typical, summer time thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Not everyone will see storms. In fact, a good portion of our area will be dry during the day.
We will be tracking a cold front moving in from the west at a slow pace. Ahead of that, a wave of energy may send some showers and storms our way by the evening and night time.
With little wind shear in the atmosphere, it is unlikely that we’ll see severe weather. Do be on the alert, however, for a few isolated pockets of heavy rain and lightning. You can download the StormTrack 5 Mobile App to track the storms with us at any time.
As the cold front pushes across the Tri-Cities on Thursday, we may see a few more scattered showers and storms during the day. Most energy is to the north, so this won't lead to a washout by any means. After it passes south of the region, drier weather looks to be on the way with not much change in temperatures this coming weekend. It looks like things will stay that way through at least the early part of next week.
Recap: Highs in the 80s to lower 90s through early next week. Lows in the 60s.
Our average high is 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels