Much more humid with two solid chances of storms ahead
Heat continues through the end of the weekend, but some rain help is on the way. The 90s are back for much of next week.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It’s going to feel a LOT more humid in the coming hours, and really through Monday evening. Dew points are in the middle 60s, soon into the middle 70s in some cases!
As a result, I have bumped up the rain chance Saturday afternoon. About a third of us (by acreage) get storms! It’s only really rained once the last 17 days. We’re still toasty and in the 90s both days this weekend.
Monday remains the best chance of storms going forward - and for a long while!
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Is it just me (could be!) or does it feel MUCH more muggy? That continues... some had lows in the 50s last night. Now our lows are near 70 degrees Saturday morning. That’s directly from the humidity.
While Saturday starts with abundant sunshine - and that humidity - storms flare up after 2:00 p.m. Unlike recent days, the chance of rain finally reaches at least a few of us in the Valley. Like the past few days, these kind of just drift; there’s no real ‘steering flow’ to push storms. We are briefly in the lower 90s for many, upper 80s for others.
Sunday is the final day of this round of heat. Don’t worry though: more is on the way very soon.
Most of Sunday should be totally dry and mostly sunny. After 5 PM, rain returns for about one and five of us.
Monday is by far the best chance of rain of the prior week, and looking ahead into the upcoming week. We do have a 60% coverage of rain. Some could see half an inch of rain to three quarters of an inch of rain.
Tuesday is when the front really passes through. Humidity should be drier feeling. Following that, the heat dome builds right back in. High temperatures will be in the middle 90s for some.
While no one in East Tennessee is officially in a drought right now, next week’s United States route monitor could have just a few of us and what we call the flash drought. Nothing is irreversible and this is not very dire, but lawns and gardens are starting to turn a little crispy.
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