Sizzling Thursday, with isolated afternoon t-storms
It will be a hot summer day as temperatures climb to the 90s, and a heat index climbs to 97-100 today. T-storms in the afternoon look to increase after 1PM in middle and north Tennessee. Those that live in north Georgia, may not see rain and t-storms until 3PM-4PM this afternoon. The biggest threat with afternoon thunderstorms is heavy rain and lightning. Rainfall totals today of 0.25" to 0.50" is possible.
Friday brings a slight rain chance, but it's much lower. Showers will be isolated and hit and miss. The best chance will be for the Blue Ridge Mtns. The rain chance will increase again for Saturday and Sunday. It won't be all day, or a washout, so keep those outdoor plans this weekend! If you're headed to the Georgia Mountain Fair, there is a rain chance, but this should keep temperatures in the upper 80s Saturday and low to mid-80s Sunday.
Monday brings a cold front, that will actually drop temperatures next week. A shift in the upper levels will allow this change. Next Monday, keep an eye out for scattered t-storms. This front looks to stall on Tuesday, south of Chattanooga. This means the rain chance Tuesday will likely be near our folks in Georgia and Alabama. Nighttime lows, could finally drop to the upper 60s by Monday and Tuesday night of next week too. Overall, the trend has shown temperatures below normal next week. The average high is 90 and the average low is 70 for the last two weeks of July.
- 12PM: Few Clouds, 87 (Heat Index 94)
- 3PM: Isolated T-Storms, 90 (Heat Index 99)
- 6PM: Isolated T-Storms, 89 (Heat Index 97)