Hot, breezy, isolated storm chance tonight
It's day 9 of the stretch of unseasonable temperatures with highs in the 90s! The high reached 94 over the last 3 days, and the good news, we'll stay below 94 today. Look for a high of 91. The record high for today is 95 from 1937. We'll come within 4 degrees of the record.
A change from yesterday shows a slightly better rain and storm chance tonight from 5PM-10PM. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather for folks north of Athens in McMinn County and near Pikeville in northern Bledsoe county. There is a 5% probability for damaging wind and large hail in these locations this evening. There is also a 30% chance for showers now for Riverbend this evening, which will be welcomed, as we haven't picked up measurable rainfall since May 10th. Any rainfall that hits the ground though, will amount to 0.10" or less.
The lack of rainfall and unseasonable heat has also lead to abnormally dry conditions for the Blue Ridge Mtns and for portions of west Jackson County, Alabama.
Friday brings changes, as high temperatures should stay below 90. Starting Friday night through next week, temperatures at night should begin to drop to near normal in the low 60s/upper 50s, giving a better relief at night. Over the last 8 nights, temperatures have stayed in the upper 60s/low 70s.
- 12PM: Mostly Sunny, 85
- 3PM: P. Cloudy and Breezy, 89
- 6PM: P. Cloudy and Breezy, Isolated shower and T-storm, 88