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POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED: 3:36 PM Jul 04 2015
StormTrack 5 Team

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY

PERIODS OF RAIN ALONG WITH ISOLATED STORMS THIS WEEKEND

HEAVY RAINFALL AND LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE

TEMPERATURES REBOUND - RAIN CHANCES DECREASE A BIT NEXT WEEK

This Afternoon: Scattered showers.  Rain heavy at times. Mild and humid. Highs 72-78. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely after midnight.  Rain heavy at times.  Localized flooding possible. Lows 61-67.  Light wind.

Sunday: Showers and a few storms likely.  Rain heavy at times.  Localized flooding possible.  Highs 71-77.  South wind 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Isolated shower possible. Dense fog in spots. Lows 63-66.

Monday: A few showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. Highs 75-81.  South wind 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

A slow-moving front north of the Tri-Cities continues to provide us with showers and a few storms through the evening. As weather disturbances move along this boundary, clusters of showers and storms will be guided from west to east across the Tennessee Valley into the southern Appalachians.

This will result in periods of rain along with a few thunderstorms. There is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, so any storm can be expected to produce downpours and gusty winds. The severe weather threat, as in damaging winds and hail, remains low.

By tonight, energy focused over the Deep South will move north into our region.  This will provide us with numerous showers after midnight and through the day on Sunday.  After lunch time, we expect showers to be on and off through the remainder of the day.  With heavy rain already falling over the area and new rainfall totals between 1-2 inches (locally heavier possible), flooding is possible.  This is especially the case by creeks and streams. 

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the region through Sunday. Pockets of heavy showers may lead to isolated flooding issues, especially in low lying areas near bodies of water.  Ponding will also be possible on roadways. Remember, if you approach a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!

High temperatures will remain well below what we would expect by this time of the year - in the 70s.

This disturbance will slowly move north and east.  By Monday, showers and storms will be on a hit or miss basis, especially during the afternoon.  Afterwards, a ridge of high pressure builds in and helps to decrease rain chances - increase temperatures on Tuesday.  A few isolated showers and storms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday.  About a 40-50% chance of showers on Thursday and Friday, as temperatures rebound into the low to mid 80s heading into next weekend.

Recap: Highs in the middle 70s Sunday. Highs in the lower to middle 80s Monday through Saturday. Lows in the 60s.

Our average high is 86°, low 64°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels