The hot stretch continues unabated into this week. High temperatures remain close to the Knoxville records through at least Tuesday.
There’s also very little rain potential, coverage, or amounts this week.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The setup is this: a big blocking wall at the mid levels above us isn’t allowing any widespread rain to develop. It’s also baking us to a crisp.
The cold front that brought drier-feeling air to our region (along with brilliant blue skies) will also keep Humberto out of our region. This will also turn Humberto to the east.
Tonight will be comfortable, especially after 10 o’clock. There’s a bright full moon, and the temps will take a tumble. Expect a low of 63 in Knoxville. There may be some patchy fog as a result of the cool temps.
Tomorrow, it’s right back to the heat. The high in Knoxville and in the Valley will be 93, just a few degrees off yet another record. There will be no rain, and minimal cloud-cover, to help cool us down.
Normal Low: 61°
Normal High: 81°
Tuesday: A few sprinkles could impact the Kentucky/Tennessee border towns just after midnight. That’s it. From there, we are right back in the hunt for another record high. We’re going for 93, and the record is 96. It’s a sunny day.
Wednesday: Just a hint of rain, mostly in the Smokies. However, some additional clouds will keep us just a little cooler, but still well above average. High of 89°
Thursday: partly cloudy with a few isolated showers. One map has light rain, the other is bone dry. We’re going for 90 in the Valley.
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