The beginning of the work week starts a dry one, only to welcome a wet pattern starting on Wednesday. It's going to be a comfortable afternoon, as dew points drop to the 50s. That trend continues tonight and into Tuesday, leaving a pleasant 24-36 hours! It will be warm today, reaching the upper 80s, but a northeast wind is keeping humidity levels lower.

Tonight, temperatures will be 3 to 6 degrees cooler, near 60, with many areas dropping to the upper 50s tonight. Tuesday will be warm, but once again dew points will be low, making it feel rather comfortable tomorrow.

Starting Wednesday rain and t-storm return. There is a rain chance on Wednesday morning, with showers beginning around 4AM to 5AM for those in Tennessee. I don't see anything strong or heavy on Wednesday morning.

However, a front drops during the day on Wednesday, bringing a round of thunderstorms by afternoon and evening. At this time, it looks like storms develop by 2PM-3PM on Wednesday north of Chattanooga, near Dunlap, Athens, Spring City areas, and moving into Chattanooga by 3PM-4PM, including Ducktown and Murphy areas. Those in north Georgia should see a few t-storms by evening on Wednesday. I'm seeing areas in our norther half could have small hail and brief strong wind gusts. Additional showers and storms are expected Thursday through Sunday. A preliminary look at rainfall Wednesday through Sunday, shows totals of 2" to 3" likely. 

TODAY

  • 12PM: 80, Mostly Sunny
  • 3PM: 86, Mostly Sunny
  • 6PM: 85, Mostly Sunny