Scattered afternoon storms
Good Tuesday. Yesterday we were able to hit some record high temperatures. In Chattanooga, we topped out at 93 degrees, beating the old record of 91 set in 1881. Despite the ridiculously warm start to or Tuesday (temps this morning are in the low 70s) clouds and scattered storms will keep us a bit less warm in the mid 80s. Our best chance for seeing some of those scattered storms will be between 3pm and 7pm. I don't expect any severe weather other than the chance for lightning and some spots of heavy rain.
Wednesday will be much the same. Low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is spinning up bands of rain into the southeast. I would expect a few more of them Wednesday afternoon with highs in the low 80s.
The low pressure will migrate north, getting closer to the Tennessee Valley Thursday and bringing widespread rain. The high Thursday will be 82.
More scattered showers and storms are possible each day through the weekend. Temps will range from the mid 60s in the morning to the low 80s in the afternoon.
Rainfall amounts through the weekend will range from 2" to 3" with locally higher amounts.
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- 8am... Mostly Cloudy, 71
- Noon... Mostly Cloudy, 82
- 5pm... Scattered Storms, 85