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POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  2 hr
StormTrack 5 Team

PLEASANT WEATHER CONTINUES!

WARMER AND MORE HUMID FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND

A FEW AFTERNOON SHOWERS POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND

This Afternoon: Partly cloudy. A little warmer. Stray mountain shower. Highs 77-84. Northeast wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy and cool. Lows 56-62. Light wind.

Friday: Partly sunny. A little more humid.  Highs 79-86. Southeast wind 10 mph or less.

Friday Night: Clear to partly cloudy.  Lows 56-63.  Light wind.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. A stray shower is possible. Highs 80-86. Light south wind.

Weather Summary:

The Fall Preview through the night, as low temperatures drop into the 50s to near 60 in isolated spots.  Some of us may want a light jacket, heading out the door.  It will be nice and warm during Friday afternoon.  Humidity will slowly make it back into the forecast, but shouldn't be oppressive Friday afternoon.  With winds coming in from the east, expect a few mountain showers to develop along the TN-NC border.

Humidity levels will slowly increase through the weekend, as winds shift to come from the south. With this gradual increase in moisture, we will see a chance for scattered showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday. By the early to middle part of next week, rain chances go back down and temperatures come back up.

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 as it nears Puerto Rico Thursday.  There's still a large amount of uncertainty beyond that point, as to where this storm moves and just how strong it becomes. Be sure to check back for updates, especially if you have vacation plans or family who lives along the coasts of the US.

Highs will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s through early next week. Lows in the 50s to near 60 tonight and tomorrow night - 60s this weekend and early next week.

Our average high is 85°, low 61°.

Meteorologists Dave Dierks and Chris Michaels